Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Unexpectedly Long Hiatus!

Hello all,

Just a quick note to apologise for the long hiatus, we moved house last week and it is going to be another few weeks before we have Internet connection unfortunately (yes, I'm surprised too!).  

I am doing all I can from the 3G on my phone and all Animal News actions will be via Twitter (Warning - there are lots!).  If you don't already follow me on Twitter you can do so here: in due course I will try and add updates on Facebook as well. 

Thank you so much for your patience and my apologies once again!

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Lunch Time Links #29

My inbox has been inundated with requests to take action for animals and I am struggling to keep up!  This weeks Lunch Time links has quite a few links for you to check out but I would really appreciate it if you could spare some time to take action and share the actions with your friends and family too.  As promised, the links also include some nice surprises!

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Thursday, 4 October 2012

The fight continues...

(Image Source: RSPCA)
After the deaths of over 40 sheep and subsequent suspension of live animal exports at Ramsgate port Ipswich port helped the Live Export trade to continue just one week later.  Since then CIWF has reported that over 63,000 emails have been sent to Defra Minister David Heath and Ipswich port owners ABP against the live exports from Ipswich.  On 28th September it was reported that ABP had suspended the live exports from Ipswich.  The fight is not over as transporters will now be contacting other ports to take their place.

We need to show the farming sector that the public do not support live exports and call on UK farmers seeking their help in ending the live export trade.

It is the UK farmers, as well as the government, that have the power to end this trade.  As the sheep and dairy farming sectors receive generous subsidies from the tax payer they have a responsibility to respond NOW to public opposition.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU), the National Sheep Association (NSA), and DairyCo represent the majority of farmers involved in the live export trade, although most sheep and dairy farmers in the UK do not export their livestock. We ask that the NFU, NSA and DairyCo to respond to the tragedy at Ramsgate, and the suspensions of the trade that have followed, by calling on the farmers they represent to end this trade for good.

Please click here to email Associated British Ports today and urge them to ban the trade in live animals across all its ports, for good.

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Lunch Time Links #28

How has your week been so far?  

The nights are getting darker and I am finding it so difficult now the mornings are darker too, although Autumn is my favourite season for so many other reasons.  Change is afoot and I have decided on a little overhaul to Lunch Time links!  Instead of just posting links to petitions and causes and demanding you get clicking, I want to give something back - so I am going to throw in some links to articles you may find of interest, humorous or just plain weird as well as the usual very important links to causes.  

I hope this makes Lunch Time Links feel less like work and more like a break!


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