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Wake up to human trafficking in Worthing, Local MEP Catherine Bearder warns

Stay alert to the potential scourge of human trafficking in your neighbourhood, Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England,  has warned. It comes as police investigating sex trafficking made two arrests linked to the disappearance of two teenage girls in Worthing. A 34-year-old British man and a 25-year-old Nigerian woman […]

Fight against elephant poachers has only just begun

Catherine Bearder MEP for South-East England has slammed the global trrade in Ivory and has said “Europe must take the lead in wiping out the ivory industry as poachers massacre Africa’s elephants.” The European Commission vowed to fight gangs after the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) reported the death of 350 elephants in Cameroon […]

Latest oil scandal shatters corporate transparency in developing world

South East-England Euro MP Sharon Bowles, who chairs the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, has renewed calls for better corporate transparency in the developing world following revelations that approximately £690 million paid to the Nigerian government by subsidiaries of Shell and ENI ended up in the hands of former Nigerian oil minister and […]

Bushmeat unsustainable for developing countries

Lib Dem MEP for South East England Catherine Bearder has urged governments in the Congo Basin to provide more sustainable sources of food for their populations. The staple food of the 24 million people living in the Congo Basin is carbohydrate crops, roots, and tubers – it is a diet very low in protein. The […]

Signed up to stick up for animal welfare

The loss of biodiversity is happening right under our noses… and too many people choose not to listen, said Catherine Bearder MEP for South-East England.It came as Catherine joined the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, which is the hub for animal welfare in the European Parliament. The group has successfully lobbied for […]

EU pledge to help Cameroon stop elephant massacre

The European Union is rallying behind the Cameroon Government after the massacre of up to 350 elephants in one of the country’s national parks. Catherine Bearder MEP for South East England, has written to the Cameroon’s president Paul Biya to offer help to stop gangs killing elephants. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has […]

Sweet deal to combat child slavery

Slavery will be wiped out at cocoa farms used by Ferrero within the next eight years, the chocolate maker has pledged. Catherine Bearder, MEP for South-East England, welcomed the confectionary giant’s stand, which follows anti-slavery moves by Nestlé and Hershey. The Italian firm, which produces Ferrero Rocher, Nutella spread and Kinder eggs, said it will […]