ELECTION BULLETIN. ANIMALS NEED YOUR HELP NOW.
There's a campaign active at the moment involving some of the more establishment- friendly groups appealing for candidates to sign a pledge to work for improvements for animals if elected.
This alleged vow contains a list of vague, non-specific 'promises'. Ideal for unscrupulous politicians of all stripes to steal your vote while committing to nothing.
Some of the organisations involved have a history of covering the backs of MSPs and Ministers while they throw Scotland's animals onto the fire. It comes as no surprise that they would facilitate a PR stunt for a political class responsible for inadequate legal protections and to whom some in the movement have become too close for comfort.
There are some good, committed names in there too sadly. We're disappointed that they've allowed themselves to have been pulled into this caper.
This will be a big election. We can shape the future for animals in Scotland but this will need more than empty theatrics.
We all deserve better than that, human and non-human.
We know there are decent politicians in our nation and there'll be more on the way in. Let's show them that thousands of SfA supporters, their friends and their families are right behind them.
Please contact candidates in your area and ask them to support Scotland for Animals' 5 points:
1) Mandatory, independently monitored CCTV in slaughterhouses
2) Amendment of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act to allow heavier penalties for cruelty
3) A public inquiry into the efficacy of the use of animals in research
4) Clear labelling of meat from animals not stunned prior to slaughter
5) A ban on the use of all animals in circuses
This would be a good start.
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Let's lead the way