Help make UK livestock farming more sustainable

The Sustainable Livestock Bill will be given its second reading on 12th November.

Please contact your MP and ask them to attend and vote for the Sustainable Livestock Bill.

We need 100 MPs to turn up and vote for it, to get it moo-ving (sorry) on its long path through Parliament. Quite a few MPs have agreed to turn up, but more are needed. And we are expecting other organisations to be marshalling MPs to oppose the Bill, which could be “talked out” by just one MP.

This is a really important bill for grasslands, not just here but elsewhere in the world. The demand for soya beans to feed to cows in Britain means that globally important grasslands like Brazil’s Cerrado and Argentina’s Pampas are being destroyed, while our wildlife-rich meadows and downland are being abandoned.

By making the Government promote a more sustainable livestock industry in the UK, we can help protect grasslands overseas and help restore our own grasslands.

You can read the latest version of the bill here and for more information about the Bill go here

Thanks for reading.

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One Response to Help make UK livestock farming more sustainable

  1. steve says:

    Such an important issue! It is one of the 1st issues I blogged about (http://stevehynd.wordpress.com/2009/11/15/why-i-am-not-a-vegetarian/). It is essential for us meat eaters to understand the consequences of our consumption. Hopefully this bill will enable more people to be aware of the disastrous consequences of our livestock industry.

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