Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Circus consultation

We covered the background to the Government's public consultation on wild animals in circuses here. However the Government's online consultation is now live. Go here for a link to it, and useful guidance on filling it in so as to give the best chance of relegating to the history books the cruel and uncivilised practice of using wild animals for entertainment.

Monday, 25 January 2010

CCC recycling survey

Ceredigion County Council are running a survey on how to improve recycling in the area. It only takes five minutes to fill in online, or you can contact the Council with your views. See this page on their site for more information, the link to the questionnaire, and contact details for the Council. Deadline for responses is 31st January 2010.

Friday, 22 January 2010

New Scientist blatant bias

New Scientist recently published an article about the threat to endangered species caused by man's over-consumption of fish, the issue getting greater publicity thanks to films like The End of the Line. One of the conclusions was that there is little point trying to make better choices since the fishing industry and resellers abuse the labelling system.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Pig Business film

Aberystwyth Friends of the Earth are screening the documentary film Pig Business, by Tracy Worcester, which exposes the true cost of cheap pork in supermarkets.

Where: The Morlan Centre
When: Thursday 21st January at 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)

Admission is free and refrshments will be provided. All welcome.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Capture of wild monkeys

Every year thousands of monkeys are torn from the wild and their families to stock breeding colonies in factory farms in Asia and Mauritius that supply European laboratories. 10,000 monkeys are used in experiments in Europe every year, most of these are born of parents snatched from the wild. Europe is therefore continuing to fuel the capture of thousands of wild macaque monkeys to stock breeding farms in Asia – a region where the species is now in widespread and rapid decline.