Legal challenge to the pointless badger cull

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A landmark court battle over badger culling is underway in England, with animal activists refuting the rationale for the cull and opposing plans by the Department of Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) to extend the badger killing to Gloucestershire and Somerset. The judicial review has been brought by Tom Langton, an ecologist and member of […]

Pet shop sales ban could help to end the misery of the illegal puppy trade

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A ban on puppy sales by pet shops and other third-party dealers is being considered by the government of Wales and a recent debate in the UK parliament on the illegal trade in puppies has raised hopes that similar bans might be instituted right throughout the country. A ban would mean that people buying a […]

UK plans to ban ivory trade to end ‘shame’ of elephant poaching

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Network For Animals welcomes consultation by UK environment secretary to ban sales of all ivory goods, regardless of age and origin. by Sue Cullinan/NFA 24 November 2017 The UK government has bowed to pressure from wildlife campaigners and says it will ban ivory sales, depending on the results of a consultation launched in October 2017. […]

Network For Animals Welcomes Talks On UK Badger Cull

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Network for Animals has welcomed talks in London this week to address the brutal badger culling policy which has so far had little effect on the Bovine TB allegedly linked to badgers. NFA campaign director David Barritt said “we welcome any positive progress that will lead to the end of a badger cull that is […]

NFA Joins Call For Welsh Zoo To Close After Death Of Two Lynx

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Brian Davies, founder of Network For Animals, supports demand by the Lynx UK Trust that Borth Wild Animal Kingdom’s ‘hobby zoo’ be permanently shut down. A seaside zoo reeling after the loss of at lynx shot dead after leaping out of her enclosure last week is facing calls for it to close after it emerged […]

Brexit May Mean Pets Are No Longer Able To Travel Between EU And UK

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NFA says a return to quarantine regulations would increase animal suffering by Sue Cullinan London 15 November 2017 British pet owners were shocked to learn this week that a failure to conclude a Brexit deal with the EU would make it harder to take pets to Europe. EU negotiator Michel Barnier told French newspaper Le […]

The UK’s shame: It is now the biggest exporter of elephant ivory

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The United Kingdom was the world’s largest exporter of legal ivory between 2010 and 2015, records held by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) has revealed. Sign the petition now Not only did the UK export more ivory than any other country to Hong Kong and China – which are considered ivory […]

Lynx could return to Britain this year after absence of 1,300 years

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A Eurasian lynx stalking prey in brushwood. The animals were hunted to extinction for their fur in the UK. Photograph: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images After an absence of 1,300 years, the lynx could be back in UK forests by the end of 2017. The Lynx UK Trust has announced it will apply for a trial […]