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Green MEP calls for swift action to end keeping hens in barren battery cages

09 March 2012

Keith Taylor: “The EU laying hens directive gave farmers a generous 12 years to phase out the barren battery cage, therefore there is no excuse for member states not to be ready."

Euro MEP calls for enforcement to protect Europe’s wild birds

09 March 2012

Keith Taylor: “The EU has over 500 wonderful wild bird species however unfortunately 43% are threatened or facing serious decline."

Keith calls for fairer practices in the food industry

09 March 2012

Keith Taylor: “We need to get over this notion of ‘cheap food’. There is no such thing as cheap food. The cheaper the food appears to be in a supermarket, the greater its actual costs, be that the cost to the environment, or the price paid by suppliers, producers and workers in the food industry."

Seven days – a week in the life of Keith Taylor

09 March 2012

After four months' work Keith Taylor submits a report on air passenger rights, reflects on the international trade committee's visit to Japan and campaigns to reduce road speed limits.

Government sticks its head in the sand over Isle of Grain airport plans

09 March 2012

Keith Taylor: “The idea for a new airport on the Isle of Grain fails to make sense on any level. Last year the coalition government ruled out new runways at Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted, and now they’re back with the latest daft idea.”

Keith to speak out against live exports at Broadstairs public meeting today

09 March 2012

Keith Taylor: “I hope that this meeting will send a strong message that transporting live animals in terrible conditions for hours on end just to be slaughtered upon arrival is cruel, unnecessary and must be stopped."

Keith calls for measures to reduce air pollution from shipping

09 March 2012

Keith Taylor fully supports the move to bring EU law into line with existing international law, so that sulphur content in marine fuel is reduced.

Green MEPs respond to parliamentary commitee’s air pollution report

09 March 2012

Keith Taylor: "The growing problem of air pollution and its health impacts is indeed a ‘national scandal’. The UK is failing to tackle this growing pollution which is cutting short the lives of tens of thousands of people each year and irrevocably damaging children’s lung capacity."

Green MEP visits Ramsgate to call for end to live exports

09 March 2012

Keith Taylor: “There is evidence that animals are transported over thousands of kilometres with EU welfare protection safeguards ignored or poorly applied, causing suffering and distress to the animals."

Changes to planning laws show blatant disregard for UK commitment to meet EU health and climate change targets

09 March 2012

Keith Taylor:“Allowing developers free reign will threaten the government’s ability to meet crucial targets set by the EU to protect citizens’ health and to reduce climate emissions."


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