Friday, 25 June 2010

Wreath-laying at the Welsh Assembly Building, Aberystwyth

Around thirty people gathered on Thursday June 17th in a peaceful and good-natured procession to lay a wreath and flowers at the front door of the new Assembly building in Aberystwyth. Banners and placards left no doubt as to what people were unhappy about - the killing of our wildlife by the Welsh Assembly Government. A two minutes' silence was held at the front door. Black and white ribbons, wristbands, flowers and hand written messages on postcards and posters were left attached to the security fence (the only thing it has ever been useful for).

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Rural affairs minister Elin Jones gets confused

In a FarmersWeekly article we read the following:

"Wales' rural affairs minster Elin Jones said she is willing to sacrifice her seat at the next election rather than back down on her plan to implement a pilot badger cull in west Wales. Ms Jones, who is the Assembly Member for Ceredigion, told the Farmers Union of Wales' agm that her determination to order the cull resulted in a "politically motivated'' campaign to unseat her at next year's Assembly elections. "I know I can only lose votes for having taken this decision," said the Plaid Cymru AM, who claimed another political party was capitalising on her position to snatch votes from her."

Saturday, 12 June 2010

‘Substantial Fall’ in Cattle TB in Wales

Victim of the Welsh Assembly Government

We have received the following excellent guest article which shows how useless and unscientific WAG's badger cull is, and how WAG has been misleading the public while wasting money on the useless cull.

"I have been looking into the stats for bTB in Wales and have noticed a substantial fall in the bTB figures starting around April2009. For example look at herds under TB restriction.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Meat and dairy free diet urged by UN

Another UN report concludes that the Western diet must shift to being meat and dairy free in order to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change.
Livestock agriculture and growing crops to feed animals is on par with fossil fuel because of the environmental impacts. Agriculture, especially meat and dairy products, accounts for 70% of global freshwater consumption, 38% of the total land use and 19% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, says the report, which has been launched to coincide with UN World Environment day on Saturday. See an article in the Guardian, or read the full report.