When the Zoological Society of London and the Royal Society For The Protection Of Birds both come out with warning statements, that’s a sign.
They are institutions with Royal patrons, with directors at the top rank of British society – and if they are rattled, then there is something badly wrong within British politics and the policies of the new British Government under Liz Truss..
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ZSL deplores proposed UK government move to weaken environmental protections
ZSL stands with other conservation NGOs and shares their dismay and anger regarding reports that the UK Government plans to abandon more than 500 vital environmental protection policies rolled over from EU law after Brexit – as well as the new Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS).
Full ZSL statement here
The truth is that the environment in Britain has been under attack for decades. There was a time when decision makers could claim ignorance of the consequences of their decisions. That time has long passed, and yet the destruction of the countryside and of species accelerates.
It’s enough to make you spit.