Agriculture Minister silent on Brexit trade threats

Social Democratic and Labour Party Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that the impact of a UK trade deal with Australia that includes zero tariffs on agriculture products would risk flooding local markets with cheap, low quality meat imports from third party countries that would decimate local farming businesses if the protections of the … Continue reading Agriculture Minister silent on Brexit trade threats

Support our campaign for an All Island Animal Cruelty Register – take action now to keep animals safe

Bans from keeping animals for the worst cases of animal cruelty are worth nothing in the absence of an All Island Register of Banned Animal Cruelty Offenders. Our register would help to: • Combat the breach of bans on owning or keeping animals• Prevent someone with a relevant conviction getting a licence to breed or … Continue reading Support our campaign for an All Island Animal Cruelty Register – take action now to keep animals safe

McGlone Welcomes Unanimous Support for Protection of Peatlands and Woodlands

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed the Assembly’s unanimous support for an SDLP motion calling for measures to protect, preserve and enhance our peatlands and woodlands. The motion, which was debated on Tuesday 11 May, also paid tribute to the emergency service personnel from across these islands and the local community who … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Unanimous Support for Protection of Peatlands and Woodlands