WATCH: EU Human Trafficking Day 2016

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800,000 song birds illegally trapped and killed on a British military base in Cyprus

800,000 song birds illegally trapped and killed on a British military base in Cyprus 800,000 song birds illegally trapped and killed on a British military base in Cyprus 800,000 song birds illegally trapped and killed on a British military base in Cyprus

Catherine Bearder, a Liberal Democrat MEP and the Chair of the MEPs For Wildlife Group, has written a letter to Michael Fallon MP, the Secretary of State for Defence regarding the killing of songbirds on a British military base in Cyprus. Over 800,000 songbirds were illegally trapped and killed l...

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Farmed rabbits must be protected

Farmed rabbits must be protected

Catherine Bearder, a Liberal Democrat MEP, welcomes the new minimum standards proposed to improve the welfare of farmed rabbits. Over 1.07 billion rabbits are slaughtered each year as the drive for global rabbit meat production continues to increase. This meant rabbits became the second most freq...

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“Stop wasting food”, European Parliament says

“Stop wasting food”, European Parliament says

Today the European Parliament overwhelmingly supported EU-wide plans to cut down on food waste.

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Lib Dem MEP calls for EU funding for endangered species to be protected

Lib Dem MEP calls for EU funding for endangered species to be protected

Wildlife protection programmes on UK Overseas Territories benefit from European funding worth up to £1.3m.  The Overseas Territories range from the Carribean to the South Atlantic and are home to many endangered species.

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Oxford MEP supports Oxford University leaders’ plea to keep EU nationals in the UK

Oxford MEP supports Oxford University leaders’ plea to keep EU nationals in the UK

In response to a letter from 35 Oxford University College leaders saying the university would suffer “enormous damage” if the Government fails to safeguard the future of EU nationals living in the UK, Catherine Bearder commented:

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Wildlife crime neglected in Europol’s security agenda

Wildlife crime neglected in Europol’s security agenda

Today Europol has released the consultative draft of its Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA). The SOCTA sets the crime and security priorities for Europol for the next four years. Neither wildlife crime nor environmental crime were listed as a “high priority” in the SOCTA. The c...

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About Catherine

Catherine is known all over the south east region as a passionate campaigner and hard-working activist. A former local government councillor and development officer in major national charities, she has a long record of fighting for local people and the issues that concern them. Read more