Submitted by ALison Dnitino on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 9:41am
The European Commission has confirmed that it will develop a wildlife trafficking action plan to join the global fight against the rampant and destructive trade in products like ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales and tiger parts.
“It is about time that Europe got serious about playing its role in protecting the world’s biodiversity,” said Satyen Sinha, IFAW Wildlife Policy Lead. “Europe is one of the largest markets for wildlife products and an important transit point for wildlife products going from Africa to Asia.”
For weeks I have been going over all the possible coalitions and imagining what kind of an animal welfare policy mash up they would create between them.
If in some twist of fate they all had to govern together I imagined animal policy being like a bizarre robot wearing a Tory safari hat, with a Scottish kilt and Green Party boots, maybe a Labour flak jacket, possibly waving a UKIP pint in its hand.
Einer unserer IFAW Kollegen hat eine Katze, die gerade Nachwuchs bekommen hat. Und diese zwei sind das Süßeste, was man sich nur vorstellen kann. Deshalb haben wir sie gefilmt, wie sie in ihrer Kiste spielen, während Mama sich ausruht.
Wenn ich diese Katzenbabys sehe, muss ich daran denken, wie ich als Kind an der Jacke meiner Mutter gezupft habe, um ihre Aufmerksamkeit zu erhaschen.
Submitted by ALison Dnitino on Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:44am
IFAW will continue to work with those Ministers we have built a positive relationship with on whaling and international wildlife trade, including the radical commitment to end the ivory trade in its entirety; we also look forward to establishing equally strong relationships with any new appointees. However, we will continue our campaign to stop a roll-out of the badger cull which has proved ineffective, inhumane and unscientific. We also maintain our opposition to any attempts to repeal or water down the Hunting Act.