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Votes for Animals - Okay?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2015 | (18:01)

There's something exciting about seeing people getting passionate about politics, and enthused about animals. On Thursday, I witnessed both those things in equal measure, and it was great!

In the morning, we joined staff of the retailer Lush to launch a two week campaign called Votes for Animals. Lush are...

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If it Flies, It Dies - Malta's Hunters Get Green Light for Bird Slaughter

(30) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (09:36)

Tourists to Malta over the next few weeks might get a shock. The country's mass killing of birds, known as the Spring Hunt, starts today, meaning that thousands of birds will be shot from the skies. If you don't want to be caught in the middle of that, you might...

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Politicians Be Aware - It's Blindingly Obvious That Animals Matter

(7) Comments | Posted 4 April 2015 | (01:00)

As the race for Number 10 well and truly gets going, the key issues of the day will be discussed at length. The economy, the health service, immigration, unemployment, among others, are going to be the subjects on which voters deliberate and decide. They will be the subjects that get...

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Why Banning Snares Is a No-Brainer

(5) Comments | Posted 20 March 2015 | (00:00)

For those who don't live in the countryside, the word 'snare' might conjure up images of historical man-traps whose days are long since gone. Or possibly a type of drum. But the modern reality of a snare is a loop of wire that traps around 1.7 million animals a year....

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Lifting the Veil on the Countryside's Best Kept Secret

(48) Comments | Posted 29 October 2011 | (01:00)

Today, right across the country, thousands of supporters of fox hunting will be assembling for the first meet of the season, the seventh since the ban came into force in 2005.

They will claim, publicly, to be hunting an artificial trail. Privately they will be intent on pursuing and...

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