Thursday, 23 February 2012

Help Protect Vunerable Hares!

This  is relevant to UK residents only. 

 From the The Humane Society International

'The hare population has suffered a serious decline in the UK, with an estimated 80 percent reduction in the last century. A government target to double springtime numbers by 2010 failed to achieve its goal.  
And yet, because of a lack of protection during the breeding season, each year tens of thousands of dependent young hares are left to die when their nursing mothers are killed.
Early Day Motion 2531 urges the government to introduce protection in England by setting a close season during this sensitive period. Urge your MP to protect young hares from suffering .. ask him or her to sign EDM 2531
Legislation has just come into force in Scotland making it an offence to intentionally or recklessly kill, injure or take brown hares from 1 February to 30 September (and mountain hares from 1 March to 31 July). Much of mainland Europe protects hares during the breeding season too.'

 And please don't worry if you are not too confident writing letters, like me ;). If you follow the links they will lead you through to firstly finding out if your MP has already signed the EDM. If they have not it will take you through to a pre-written letter which you can alter if you wish or send through as it is. It take a couple of minutes and yet could make such a difference !!
Very best wishes and thank you
Tanith x

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