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Save our swifts

30 Jun 19

New studies show that the number of swifts flying to our shores this summer will be the lowest since records began – and the lack of homes for these summer visitors is a huge reason for this decline. Every summer, Swifts travel thousands of miles...

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Trophy Hunting

19 Feb 19

British hunters are paying huge sums to travel abroad and kill threatened animalsincluding elephants, lions and rhinos – all to bring back their body parts as “trophies” to hang on the wall. Right now the government allows hundreds of animal trophies to be imported each...

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Agriculture after Brexit

2 Nov 18

Our supermarket shelves could be flooded with low-quality food if we make dodgy trade deals after Brexit. [1] Decent British farmers could be put out of business by cheap imports from countries that treat animals badly and pollute the environment. [2] Tomorrow, MPs will have...

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Animal Transport

17 Apr 18

No animal should have to travel hundreds or thousands of miles in the back of a lorry, trampled on, injured, overheated or hungry – only to be slaughtered at the end of the ordeal. But right now this is exactly what can happen to the...

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Hedgehogs

29 Mar 18

Endangered British hedgehogs are waking up from hibernation and heading out into spring face a new threat. The government have just approved a trap, used in New Zealand to kill hedgehogs, for sale in the UK. [1] The trap delivers a powerful blow which kills...

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Animal welfare

25 Jan 18

The law that protects animals is changing because of Brexit. And right now, it could go either way. [1] Powerful fox-hunting and factory farm lobbyists could push to water them down. [2] Or massive public pressure could make animal welfare laws stronger than ever. The...