The UK’s shame: It is now the biggest exporter of elephant ivory

The UK's shame: It is now the biggest exporter of elephant ivory 1

The United Kingdom was the world’s largest exporter of legal ivory between 2010 and 2015, records held by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) has revealed. Sign the petition now Not only did the UK export more ivory than any other country to Hong Kong and China – which are considered ivory […]

Lynx could return to Britain this year after absence of 1,300 years

Lynx could return to Britain this year after absence of 1,300 years 3

A Eurasian lynx stalking prey in brushwood. The animals were hunted to extinction for their fur in the UK. Photograph: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images After an absence of 1,300 years, the lynx could be back in UK forests by the end of 2017. The Lynx UK Trust has announced it will apply for a trial […]

A Day at the Farm: Supporting Animals Large and Small

A Day at the Farm: Supporting Animals Large and Small 4

Network for Animals has, for many years, supported small organisations in the UK that rescue wildlife and farm animals from terrible fates. One of these is Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary, a 60-acre farm run by the wonderful Carole Webb. Carole is a 71-year- old retired veterinary nurse who has dedicated her life to looking after […]

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When Theresa May announced a snap election on April 18, shortly after saying she would not call one, it was clear she felt very confident about her popularity with the UK public. Indeed, the Conservative Party was so ahead of Labour in the polls at the time that it seemed that Theresa May was untouchable, […]

GE17Elephants

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China is often criticised for its abhorrent treatment of animals, so it was a very welcome surprise when its government announced in December 2016 that it intended to stop all ivory trading there by the end of 2017. Last month, we brought you the good news that China is sticking to its promise and shutting […]

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There is no doubt that hunting with hounds is a vile blood sport. It involves men and women (and even children!) on horseback, with a pack of hounds, all in the gleeful pursuit of wild animals which will face agony when they are torn apart. This agony comes after they have already endured the horror […]

GE17Result

GE17Result

The result of the British general election is good news for animals because the Labour Party is by far the party with the best animal welfare policies. Before the election, things looked extremely gloomy for animals. Theresa May, the Conservative prime minister is personally in favour of fox-hunting and the Tory manifesto pledged to have […]

Badger Cull 2017

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It may only seem like yesterday that NFA was out in the cull zones helping with sett-mapping, and on wounded badger patrols. However the 2017 cull could be starting again in a matter of months, depending on the outcome of a general election on June 8th.  If the Tories win again, they will go ahead […]