Wildlife protesters march on Parliament

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Wildlife protesters march on Parliament
9th December 2014

Campaigners will march on to Westminster today to try to get politicians to take wildlife seriously.

Michael Stephenson is the Director of Campaigns for the League Against Cruel Sports and will be joining the rally. He chatted to Alex Beard on Wake Up London about the rally and the significance behind it. 

Protestors say they aim to “shake politicians out of the Westminster bubble” and are calling on parties to make firm commitments for wildlife and the environment in their 2015 manifestos.

They will be asking politicians to defend the existing laws which protect nature but also want the introduction of a new law called the "Nature and Wellbeing Act". 

The event is a collaboration between the RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts, the League Against Cruel Sports and nature conservationist, Dr Mark Avery.  

Martin Harper, the RSPB’s Director of Conservation, said: “Our beloved natural heritage is disappearing – nature and wildlife remain low on the political agenda. Next May we will have a general election and the political parties will be looking to win support.  This rally for nature is giving a people who care about nature the chance to tell their MP why it matters so much to all of us.  We hope they listen.”

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