Monday 19 July 2021 / 4:58 PM Environment / Luke Pollard

Media announcements don’t save animals from cruelty and extinction – Luke Pollard

Luke Pollard MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, commenting on the announcement from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on their plans to extend the ivory ban to hippos and other species, when the Ivory Act to ban ivory from elephants has yet to be implemented 30-months on, said:

“In yet another case of their actual delivery falling way short of this Government’s waffle, it is over thirty-months now since the Ivory Act was passed, with Michael Gove saying it would be in force by the end of 2019. 

“Ministers still haven’t used a single power in the Ivory Act. Media announcements don’t save animals from cruelty and extinction.”