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I have called on the Government to implement a total ban on ivory products in the UK. This follows the recent announcement by the UK Government to undertake a consultation on ivory products.

The Government state that the consultation has been set in place so that they can seek views on their proposal to introduce a total ban on UK sales of ivory that could contribute either directly or indirectly to the continued poaching of elephants. They are asking for evidence on the effect the proposed ban will have. This includes its effect on elephant conservation, the natural environment and businesses, as well as its economic and cultural effect. Read more “DEFRA Questions: Ivory Ban”

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Yesterday, I asked the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about their policy on badger culls in England and its knock on effect for Wales.

I asked the Government how it will ensure that the vaccine used on badgers is made available when needed. This question come about because The Badger Edge Vaccine Scheme was successful, however there was a shortage in vaccine. Likewise work is continuing on a bovine vaccination. A comprehensive bovine TB strategy should be advanced by the Government including a focus on developing scale for vaccination programmes, better testing, better animal husbandry and improved biosecurity. Read more “DEFRA Questions: Badger Cull”