Have I Got MOOs For You

21st December 2010

Manchester FoE has been raising awareness about the new Sustainable Livestock Bill, introduced in June by MP Robert Flello. In our August newsletter we reported how Withington MP John Leech took part in a Rainforest Free Lunch photo shoot to show his support.

coMOOte 039Since then Manchester FoE have conducted a coMOOTe/MOOvement day of action (www.jointhemoovement.co.uk), raising awareness of the campaign and encouraging people to join the movement for planet-friendly meat and dairy farming…

On Thursday 7th October Manchester Friends of the Earth campaigners coMOOted to the city centre in cow heads and outfits in support of rainforest-free meat and dairy. We got the bus from Chorlton to Oxford Road, walked to St Peter’s Square and then took the Metrolink to Piccadilly Gardens where we handed out MOOvement business cards to commuters, before MOOving on to Piccadilly where we hopped on a train to give out more cards.

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Our cows really are "milking" their moment of fame...

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The following Saturday was the Food Day of Action, with an exciting tour round some of Manchester’s iconic places: Piccadilly Gardens, the Town Hall, Market Street and St Ann’s Square including some cow-themed stops at Trof bar in the Northern Quarter, Milk St – and the Bull’s Head, of course!

We know we can ditch factory farming and feed the world a healthy and tasty diet. But we need the Government to help farmers move to planet-friendly farming.

We want you to join our MOOvement by persuading your MP to make the Sustainable Livestock Bill into a beefy new law. The Bill has its second reading in Parliament on Friday 12th November, and we need to ensure as many MPs as possible are there supporting it to ensure it has a chance of being passed. So far, over 40 MPs nationally have committed to supporting the Bill.

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