“Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery (Wild Justice) believe that intensive grouse shooting is bad for people, the environment and wildlife. People; grouse shooting is economically insignificant when contrasted with other real and potential uses of the UK’s uplands.”
UPDATE 22 DECEMBER: This event has now been cancelled! Thank you to all who participated in helping the welfare of these penguins.
Taken from a recent email campaign by Freedom for Animals, below is a message about helping penguins that will be exploited in a shopping centre event this Saturday.
Will you please make a complaint to the event organiser, Halifax BID, and ask them to cancel?
Contact them here:
TAKE ACTION NOW
Wild animals like penguins need very specific care, habitats and space to be able to live life to the fullest. Penguins used in events like this are exposed to large crowds and noise which are both major stressors for animals.
What’s more, the company supplying these poor penguins is none other than ‘Amazing Animals’ – you may remember when we went undercover to expose their circus-style shows exploiting lions and tigers. They train animals for TV and film, mobile events like this, and are linked to the circus industry.
Wildlife expert Chris Packham and others have spoken out against this company – how can Halifax BID continue to work with them?
- Contact the event organisers Halifax BID and ask them to cancel this event now! You can do that here: www.freedomforanimals.org.uk/take-action-to-end-live-penguin-display
- If you live local to the event, join the protest! https://www.facebook.com/events/2170636879855880/
- Make a donation to the campaign to see an end to these cruel events once and for all!
Let’s do this!
For the animals,
Please consider signing this environmental issue petition:
Yorkshire Water is one of the largest landowners in the region, leasing out moorlands for grouse shooting at the cost of wildlife, habitat, leisure and the regional economy. We – the undersigned – note that grouse shooting on its land is harming:
- Wildlife – Overall biodiversity is decreased and unhealthily-high populations of game birds promoted. Mountain hare, foxes, stoats, weasels and corvids are purged by trap and bullet in order to increase red grouse numbers for the guns. Harmful management practices degrade the habitat required for specialist breeding bird species to survive.
- Habitat – Intensive management practices such as burning – used to engineer an enlarged grouse population – has significant negative environmental impacts. This includes degrading blanket bog, alerting peat hydrology, increasing flood risk and decreasing biodiversity.
- Leisure – The reputation of the uplands is damaged by grouse shooting, deterring tourists from taking leisure in areas where the practice takes place.
- Regional economy – Grouse shooting displaces visitors to the uplands and tarnishes the reputation of areas heavily reliant on tourist income. Grouse moor management practices also contribute to flooding, costing the regional economy millions of pounds, threatenings livelihoods, homes, businesses, jobs and damaging transport infrastructure.
Grouse shooting is intrinsically incompatible with Yorkshire Water’s duty to provide good, long-term environmental stewardship of the region’s uplands for the benefit of wildlife, habitat, leisure and the regional economy. Yorkshire Water must stop the leasing of its moors for grouse shooting.
Please consider signing this petition to Parliament calling for an independent welfare body to protect racehorses from abuse and death.
The British Horseracing Authority is responsible for race horse welfare. But around 200 horses die each year due to racing in Britain. We urge the government to set up an independent regulatory body, with horse welfare as its only interest, which will take meaningful action to stop horses dying.
Copied from Animal Aid’s Mark It Vegan petition:
Ask supermarkets to Mark It Vegan!
There are now more than half a million vegans in the UK, and the range and quality of vegan food has never been better. Many major food companies and restaurant chains have responded to the rising popularity of veganism by clearly labelling cruelty-free options, but the majority of supermarkets have been slow to respond.
Please sign the Mark It Vegan petition to call on every supermarket in the UK that does not already do so to clearly label all of its own-brand vegan products within the next 12 months.
Join us in calling for a #FurFreeBritain!
The government ordered the last UK fur farm to close its doors back in 2003, but we’re now importing fur cruelty from overseas. The unnecessary suffering of animals for fur fashion is deplorable, whether the animal involved is a cat, a dog or a seal, whose fur is already banned from UK trade by EU regulations, or a coyote, a fox or a raccoon dog, whose fur is currently still allowed.
Opinion polls show continually high levels of public disapproval of fur, regardless of species – more than 80% believe that it’s unacceptable to buy and sell animal fur in this country. Brexit gives us an excellent opportunity to close our borders to the cruel, unnecessary, outdated fur trade, and lead the way as the world’s first fur-free nation!
Please sign our petition calling on government not only to retain a UK import ban on cat, dog and seal fur during Brexit negotiations, but also to extend that ban to cover all animals killed for their fur.