Animal Welfare Party Councillor’s Hedgehogs Success Sparks National Interest

Animal Welfare Party Councillor’s Hedgehogs Success Sparks National Interest

Image Credit: British Hedgehog Preservation Society

In March, Animal Welfare Party deputy leader and elected town councillor Jane Smith successfully tabled a motion that for every new planning application coming before Alsager Town Council in Cheshire, native hedging should be stipulated for all new boundaries, and that if native hedging isn’t possible, any solid walls or fences must incorporate ‘wildlife tunnels’ to allow hedgehogs and other animals through access.

It’s estimated that the UK has lost a third of its hedgehog population in the past decade alone, …

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Leave or Remain? AWP’s Position on How to Vote in the Interest of Animal Welfare

Leave or Remain? AWP’s Position on How to Vote in the Interest of Animal Welfare

On Thursday 23rd June, registered voters in the UK will be able to vote to decide if we should remain in or leave the European Union.

The debate so far, led by Westminster parties from both the REMAIN and LEAVE campaigns, has often proved confusing at best and manipulative at worst, leaving many voters frustrated and unsure how to vote. Also, those debates have focused almost entirely on the interests of people, while the interests of animals and the environment have received scant attention. In this …

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