UPDATE: Due to recent weather events, we have cancelled our ‘Down with Dairy’ activism in Hebden Bridge.
Street activism helping people to go dairy free. We’re going to hand out free samples of dairy alternatives and give out leaflets. We might wear some masks too. If anyone wants to help with the technology we might show video footage too! See the Surge website for more information about the realities of dairy.
If the weather is awful then we might just hand out leaflets and shorten the event.
Sunday, 16 February 2020
11am to 3pm
St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge
See also Facebook event
“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.”
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Freedom of Information requests discovered that the University of Sheffield killed 82,512 animals in tests during the 2015/16 academic year – an average of 226 animals killed each day.
In 2014/15, 67,236 animals were used and killed for testing purposes, with this figure going up 22.7% during 2015/16. The University should be cutting down not increasing the number of animals it uses in experiments!
With almost 90% of drugs that pass animal tests failing human trials, these animals are undergoing immense suffering for very limited benefit, undermining public support, social progression and current medicinal advancements.
We are requesting for the University to move away from testing on animals such as pigs, rabbits, mice, rats, gerbils and fish and to cruelty-free testing methods such as digital dissection software and human simulators.
Information provided by The Tab (2016)
Sign the petition to tell University of Sheffield to reduce their testing on animals
Ask your MP today to support efforts to prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses in England.
A new bill to ban wild animals in circuses in England is being presented on Wednesday 10 February 2016 and we need your urgent help if it is to have a chance of succeeding.
Please contact your MP and urge them to support Conservative MP Will Quince’s Ten Minute Rule Motion: Wild Animals in Circuses (Prohibition) Bill.
With no timetable set by the government to bring in the ban that was promised four years ago, we must seize this opportunity to stop the suffering once and for all.
We are determined to get the legislation promised the animals, and politicians, the public and animal experts are on our side. A similar bill championed by Animal Defenders International had overwhelming support but was blocked by just a few MPs. We can’t let this happen again.
Circuses are gearing up to go on the road again and the animals will be forced to perform for another year. We must stop this merry go round of suffering – and the threat of yet more wild animal acts. A new big cat circus is already poised to return to England, having been prevented from doing so last year due to the inadequate living conditions the lions and tigers were forced to endure.
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From Care2 Petitions, by Jaclyn Haggata:
We have now received an enforcement notice demanding we remove the pig shelter (stable), gates and access road – Making it impossible to look after the pigs and ensure their welfare.
After moving our 6 rescued pigs from a very un-suitable exposed field, for which we were charged an extortionate rent, we could not believe how lucky we were when we bought nine and a half acres of ancient, overgrown, un-managed woodland at an auction. …
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