Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox

“During the course of a Sunday lunch we happened to look out of the kitchen window at our young lambs playing happily in the fields. Glancing at our plates, we suddenly realized that we were eating the leg of an animal who had until recently been playing in a field herself. We looked at each other and said, “Wait a minute, we love these sheep–they’re such gentle creatures. So why are we eating them?” It was the last time we ever did.”
Linda and Paul McCartney

If you have time for nothing else please take the following action to help sheep:

Please take the following recommended action concerning the Italian wool industry:
Italian Wool Exposed: Sheep Kicked, Cut, and Killed
http://investigations.peta.org/sheep-killed-italian-wool/

There are more actions you can take to help sheep further down. Please take as many as you can.

Spring is here – well if you live in the…

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houses-of-parliamentThe Animal Interfaith Alliance expresses its deepest sympathy for all those involved in yesterday’s terrorist attack at Westminster.  They are in our thoughts and prayers.   

We call on unity between all faiths as we struggle to come to terms with this terrible event.

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Source: Photo post: Walkers complete 120 miles between Yorks and Lancs fracking sites

We received the devastating news on Monday that, with immediate effect, RSDR is no longer permitted by the Bulgarian authorities to transport our cats and dogs out of Bulgaria to new homes in the …

Source: Devastating news: the RSDR shelter may be forced to close!

A community group and a resident have applied to the High Court to challenge decisions by the Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, over Cuadrilla’s plans to frack near Blackpool.

Source: Government minister faces double legal challenge over Lancashire fracking decisions

After unsuccessful pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire in August 2013 and then in Dorset in 2015, the Government have now licensed culls in seven new areas (10 areas in total). AIA d…

Source: Why AIA Does Not Support the Badger Cull

badgerAfter unsuccessful pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire in August 2013 and then in Dorset in 2015, the Government have now licensed culls in seven new areas (10 areas in total).

AIA does not support these badger culls because:

1. Half the culls failed to meet their targets of numbers of badgers culled, making the results meaningless.  Therefore we cannot rely on the new areas meeting their targets and being ‘effective’.

2. There has been no information provided on the incidence of TB in cattle in the pilot cull areas.  Therefore there are no grounds for extending the culls.

3. More than 30 eminent scientists have described the cull as a ‘costly distraction’ that actually risks making the problem of tuberculosis in cattle worse, and that will cost far more than it saves.

4. Culling is not selective and, therefore, many healthy badgers have been slaughtered as ‘collateral damage’. As many as six out of seven badgers killed…

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