Tony Lloyd promises local cows that he will vote for rainforest-free food
Manchester MP Tony Lloyd took time out from the Labour conference in Manchester today to pose with local campaigners to pledge his support for a new law to halt the environmental damage being caused by factory farming.
Tony joined a herd of Manchester Friends of the Earth campaigners to highlight the hidden chain linking meat and dairy from British factory farms to wildlife and rainforest destruction in South America. Friends of the Earth is supporting Rob Fello MP’s Sustainable Livestock Bill and is campaigning for MPs to vote for it in Parliament on Friday 12 November.
Tony said: “I’m backing the Sustainable Livestock Bill because I support a fairer and more planet-friendly future for farming. We must reduce our reliance on imported soy for animal feed which is causing forest destruction overseas – and instead support local farmers to graze their animals, grow their own feeds and get a fair return for their produce.”
Manchester Friends of the Earth Campaigner Helen Rimmer said: “It’s great that Tony Lloyd MP will be supporting the local appetite for planet-friendly food and farming by voting for a strong new law that supports British farmers to feed animals a homegrown diet.”
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