Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Met budget cuts will hamper fight against wildlife crime.

Bad news for wildlife:

Metropolitan Police budget cuts will reduce London's Wildlife Crime Unit (WCU) by half, severely hampering its fight against wildlife crime.

The savings will amount to a piddling £80,000 a year out of a total budget of £2.5billion.

How many millions of pounds did the last outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease cost the UK?

That terrible killer was imported with illegal bush meat from an endangered species! London is the capital of the global trade in illegal wildlife products.

We need more wildlife police, not less.

Click the title link World Wide Fund for Nature UK to visit the site and to send your protest to the Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner.
Thanks to barkingside21 for this.

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