Experts are warning that the illegal bushmeat trade in the United Kingdom could lead to additional zoonotic disease transmission. According to the Mirror, the amount of illegal bushmeat smuggled into the country has doubled since 2015. Border staff seized over a thousand kg of meat in 2018/2019, a number that increases every year. Experts are […]
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Petition: Protect the Dolphins Dying in the English Channel at High Rates!
There is currently a lot of political tension in the United Kingdom, with Brexit hanging over the heads of everyone. The conservative party winning the general election means that party leader and Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to move ahead with his plan for the UK to withdraw from the European Union by January 31st, […]
Drone Footage Captures Hunters’ Hounds Brutally Tearing a Fox to Shreds
In the United Kingdom, it’s illegal to hunt foxes with a pack of dogs. But this law is weak and rarely enforced. Because of this, hunters continue to make these illegal hunts anyway. A particular hunt, though, is gaining lots of attention and outrage thanks to West Kent Hunt Saboteurs. The animal protection group set […]
Is it the end for Britain’s hedgehogs?
As hedgehogs all over the United Kingdom wake up from their winter hibernation, activists will be carefully counting their hogs. Every year, the hedgehog population in Britain’s rural towns declines by an estimated 5 percent. But between 2011 and 2012, a survey conducted by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), a UK-based animal activism […]