New Opportunities

Well, it’s all change that’s for sure. We now seem to have the makings of a Government of National Unity and I just hope that this spirit of common endeavour extends to making sure we end the suffering of needy animals and improving the protection for threatened species and their habitats. As a nation we could make no better start – and show our true colours – that by ending the use of wild animals in circuses – something 94.8% of the British people want to see happen (according to a recent Government Consultation process). Then we could move on to enhancing our performance and commitment to the protection of threatened species such as rhino, elephant, gorilla, chimpanzee, orang-utan, lion and tiger (not forgetting the critically endangered Ethiopian Wolf). I was pretty unimpressed by the UK’s performance at the last CITES meeting in Doha where (along with their EU colleagues) they singularly failed to secure greater protection for species such as the Atlantic bluefin tuna.

Now I’m a generous person and I don’t expect miracles so I’m willing to give the new administration a chance – the opportunity to prove themselves. Shall we say 100 days? Seems fair enough to me… let’s see.

Blogging off


One Response to “New Opportunities”

  1. Brenda Oakley-Carter Says:

    They are going to bring back fox hunting, deer hunting and hare coursing withing a month- we have to stop this. They also want to end the vaccination program for badgers and cull them in England instead. There is going to be a free vote in parliament to repeal the hunting law. We have very little time to do anything, really is a desperate and critical time for British wildlife.

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