ALDI are now selling slug pellets that have metaldehyde in them. (Doff Slug killer) This is poison which can kill animals and birds. If hedgehogs (which are in decline) or birds ingest the slugs they will be poisoned. Aldi is a mainstream supermarket which means this product is now widely available in many of their stores. Please complain to Aldi and ask for it to be removed (and to any other store you find it) E-mail: [email protected]. Phone: 0800 042 0800 ."Metaldehyde can be deadly to humans and animals, and it pollutes groundwater. Metaldehyde has been banned by DEFRA from Spring 2020. 'The decision to prohibit the use of metaldehyde, except in permanent greenhouses, follows advice from the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides (ECP) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that metaldehyde poses an unacceptable risk to birds and mammals.' All very well to ban it next year, what about the thousands of birds and hedgehogs it will kill before then!
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  • Save our field on Heol Ashley mochdre industrial estate
    This is the last remaining walking field in Newtown, it is home to lots of beautiful wildlife and is visited by lots of locals everyday. This field houses hedgehogs, lots of species of birds and mice, owls, and a heron, in summer it also attracts many bees and butterflies. Already by closing other popular walking feilds due to the Bypass and other constructions, wildlife has been killed and lots of people who enjoy fields have been left with only this field to enjoy. Everyone has a right to a green space - everyone should be able to see many birds and other animals and walk through the forest with their families. Please sign this petition and save the only remaining walking field in this area of the town where we can walk the dogs enjoy the wildlife and country feel.
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    Created by Kelly Leah-Higgins
  • Replace McDonald's plastic toys with seeds and bee bombs for children to grow
    McDonald's sells over 1 Billion happy meals every year around the world. Included in these are hard plastic toys inside plastic packaging, millions going to landfill every year, especially in the western world. We need to educate our children that this fast, throw away attitude is killing the planet. Teach our children to love, nurture and grow. A packet of seeds and a biodegradable box that doubles as a tray - it's an easy solution to make the Happy Meal truly Happy for all! The environment wins. Bees win. Children's metal health is improved and planting seeds also encourages curiosity for their environment - huge win! Come on McDonalds - make this happen!
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    Created by Melanie James
  • Stop Kinder egg flooding us all with plastic toys
    We need to cut back on plastic and reduce plastic pollution which is poisoning our oceans. These eggs are heavy on plastic which gets binned and goes to landfill. Most children lose interest in the ‘toy’ within minutes but the plastic is with us a lot longer!
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    Created by Wendy Cliffe
  • Say no to Circus Mondao in the Valleys
    Forcing animals to perform in circuses is unethical, outdated and wrong. According to the RSPCA who have fought hard for many years to get the use of wild animals in circuses banned, 97% of the public support the incoming ban. This shows that people do not want circuses that feature animals to be able to perform. As well as wrongly using animals, the staff from this circus have also been known to leave abusive/misogynist comments on animal rights campaigners posts, leaving animal faeces in spots where campaigners stand and are also renowned for littering.
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  • Ban the Grand National or make it safer
    "Too many horses are being killed or injured." Sylvia Clelland. The 2023 Grand National meeting at Aintree racecourse, resulted in the death of three horses including one in the main event of the weekend. Despite changes being made to the course for safety over the years far too many horses are dying as a result of racing. Sixteen horses have died in the showcase race since 2000. Safety measures could easily be implemented to improve the safety of the Grand National. These include having smaller and fewer fences, fewer participants and a shorter distance.
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    Created by Sylvia Clelland
  • Ban the netting of trees and hedgerows
    Netting trees and hedgerows is a cruel and unsustainable practice, leading to the indiscriminate death and suffering of song birds and other birds, including specially protected species. Birds get caught up and tangled in the nets and die a slow death. More and more development companies are resorting to this cruel practice in order to bypass ecologically sustainable building practices, leading to the loss of nesting sites and habitat for birds.
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  • Stop the netting of hedgerows, trees and buildings to prevent birds from nesting
    Birds (and animals) are being deprived of important nesting sites, and food sources and are becoming trapped (and killed) in the netting. It is illegal to cut hedgerows during nesting season, so why is this appalling practise apparently legal??
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    Created by Fenella Faulkner
  • Close down Penwern Puppy Farm
    1 Because the Inspection on the 23rd August 2018 was very damning and it was advised not to give a licence. 2 The Veterinary Report on the 1st October was equally damning quoting dogs with conditions such as:- severely damaged eye, deformed left hind foot, abscess under left ear, rotten teeth, born without left eyeball, bilateral protruding nictitians glands, entropion, ulcer left eye and eyelid infection. This is just a handful of some of the conditions in this hell hole of a place. There are no windows, dogs kept in tiny so called kennels on deep litter straw with liquid (mixture of urine and faeces) trickling out from underneath and under the feed bowls, filthy floor, filthy walls, heat lamps with the wires perilously close to the dogs. water bowls containing green water, very strong stench.
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    Created by Jean Steel
  • Animal cruelty Bill, sentence increase
    To ensure that our animals are better protected and animal abusers punished appropriately
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  • Block live animal transport if there's a No Deal Brexit
    Animals are crammed into vehicles. Some are injured or trampled. They can be in transit for days, suffering extremes of temperature and can go without sufficient food, water or rest. Long delays due to a no deal Brexit would be even more distressing than usual for animals in transit.
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  • Restrict the sale of unguarded sticky fly traps
    Sticky traps for flies are widely available in the UK and cost less than 25p. Promoted as safe alternatives to pesticides, they pose a severe hazard to bats, as well as other wildlife, which can become trapped in the glue. Each bat, which is highly protected under UK and EU law, dies a slow, painful death from dehydration, starvation and exhaustion. Often many animals are caught, as each responds to the distress call of another. My experience of trying to release a dying animal is widely shared by others working with bats in the UK. Most sticky traps carry no warning of the hazard posed. Even where warnings are given, these are unlikely to be sufficiently effective on their own since many casualties occur in locations where bats were not previously known (e.g., stables, lofts and greenhouses). It is a cruel irony that natures own insect controllers are currently being killed by fly traps. This problem can be solved by restricting the general sale of sticky traps to devices encased in a guard.
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