Political Animals
Political Animals
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If they had a vote, I think it would be safe to say that the animal fraternity would definitely not be supporting David Cameron and his Tory party in this week’s general election. Here’s a prime minister and party who – despite the overwhelming scientific evidence against the usefulness of this controversial policy – wants to extend their badger cull throughout the country, if they are returned to office.


And if that’s not bad enough, they also want to repeal the previous Labour government’s ban on fox-hunting – all those rich people dressing up to the nines, then unleashing the hounds as they go galloping across the countryside after a fox. Or, as Oscar Wilde put it, ‘The unspeakable in pursuit of the uneatable.’ And to think they think this is a sport. Maybe I’m wrong here, but I always thought in a sport you have two sides who engage in fair competition?


There’s been quite a campaign being waged against all of this during the election, fronted by mild-mannered Queen guitarist Brian May, who in conjunction with his Common Decency campaigners, have been supporting candidates advocating animal-friendly policies, whether those be anti-hunting, anti-cruelty or fighting animal testing. Also part of the grouping is Lush, the global animal rights cosmetic retailers with a passion for handmade products.


And as part of a nationwide campaign in all Lush high street shops across the UK during the election, they are inviting customers to take part in their Votes For Animals campaign, such as the one highlighted in the front window of their Sauchiehall Street branch in Glasgow.


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