Sunday, 25 April 2010

Talks about the badger cull - a report

One of our supporters attended the local meeting on Saturday 24th April 2010 in the Old College, Aberystwyth, about the badger cull, and sent us the following report. Thanks!

"About 50-80 people were there – a great turnout. It was also being filmed by S4C for showing at a later date. There were four speakers: Dr Dan Forman, Swansea University; Dr Lizzie Wilberforce, Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales; Ian from Badger Trust; and Cecilia, a dairy farmer from Pembrokeshire. The speakers were all excellent, and at one point a member of the audience spoke out, saying that he had lived in the countryside for 30 years and had previously supported a cull but what he heard on that day from the scientists has totally changed his mind about the badger cull, and thought that if more farmers were told the truth about what was really going on (rather than the biased information and suppressed facts via WAG) then they would be against the cull. A dairy farmer also spoke at the meeting and she said farmers are being sold the wrong message. They are being promised that culling the badgers will end bovineTB, but as more facts come out it is clear that they are being misled. We're all being misled by the Welsh Assembly Government.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Local event against the badger cull

Saturday 24th April at 2pm, Old College.

With Dr Dan Forman from Swansea University, Lizzie Wilberforce from Welsh Wildlife Trust and possibly local Green party parliamentary candidate Leila Kirsch.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Legalised vandalism

We have written about historic Bronpadarn Mansion woods in the past. The last two weeks have seen a number of trees cut down, undergrowth ripped up, and all done despite Tree Protection Orders (TPO) and Conservation Area status. Which shows how little value those 'protections' offer in reality. As Antony Gedge, Cambrian News writer, told us in an email: "the council [said] that the works being carried out were all authorised and given permission by the council."

Friday, 2 April 2010

Crazy EU seed laws

Update, 17 april 2010: Over two weeks later, and not one of the MEPs bothered to reply. This shows how crap the main parties are - make sure you don't vote for them in the election!

Dr. Kay Swinburne MEP, Conservative Party
Mr Derek Vaughan MEP, Labour Party
Mrs Jill Evans MEP, Plaid Cymru
Mr John Bufton MEP, UK Independence Party