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Forty animal charities call for Government to put words into action on Post-Brexit animal welfare

Published on: 16 January 2018

Government urged to take action on cruel puppy trade, live farm animal exports, foie gras and fur imports, farm subsidies and severe animal experiments to ensure UK can maintain its role as pioneer for animals as Britain exits EU.

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Environment charities welcome 25 Year Environment Plan, but an Environment Act needs to secure its success

Published on: 11 January 2018

The Prime Minister’s commitments on the environment and the UK Government’s long awaited 25 Year Environment Plan - launched today - have been welcomed by a coalition of 31 organisations represented by Wildlife and Countryside Link.

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The weight of 3.3 million penguins in plastic waste – UK’s Christmas gift to the environment

Published on: 19 December 2017

UK environment and animal welfare charities are calling for: businesses to slash wasteful packaging; governments across the four nations to commit to a raft of strong measures to tackle plastic pollution in the New Year; and for the public to help cut the plague of plastic pollution this Christmas by using less and recycling more.

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Wildlife crimes going unpunished without proper reporting

Published on: 26 November 2017

Crimes against wildlife are going unpunished, as crime figures aren’t properly recorded and assessed, warns a wildlife coalition as it launches a new report.

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Environment groups welcome plastic pollution plans but urge caution on homes planning

Published on: 15 November 2017

Environment groups have today welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to investigate charges for single use plastics. This has the potential to make a big environmental impact, as plastic bag charges have shown, with a more than 80% fall in bags being handed out by retailers since charges were introduced.

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Quotes on Withdrawal Bill

Published on: 15 November 2017

Additional Link member quotes on relating to environmental and animal welfare principles post-Brexit.

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Government creating gaping Brexit environmental legal loopholes warn charities

Published on: 15 November 2017

A major coalition of twenty-eight environment and wildlife organisations are today warning that despite welcome commitments on environmental protections, the UK Government could still create loopholes in environmental law as part of the Brexit transition. This could have damaging consequences for the environment and animal welfare.

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New report shows future farming needs the environment after Brexit

Published on: 29 September 2017

The best way to secure a future for English farming after Brexit is to put the environment at the centre of any new agricultural policy. This is according to a group of more than twenty farming, environment and animal welfare organisations.

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NGOs call for wildlife havens to be protected from new development

Published on: 15 September 2017

Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) has published new guidance to help Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) deal with development applications on brownfield land in England.

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