I am haunted by a dream that I live in a country which is run by a government that was never elected; which is implementing a legislative program that was never put to the people at a general election; which consists of a second chamber that is unelected; which is commented upon by a media that is compliant; and which enjoys the support of those whose entitlements are mostly hereditary or, at least, class based and, therefore, natural to them and no one else.
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One bright spot of this pandemic has been its impact on animal enterprises, many of which have had to shut down. http://ow.ly/5g5w50z6BxK
I'm heartened by the news of the election of Keir Starmer as the new Leader of the Labour Party. To learn more, please listen to this Graun interview with him. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/today-in-focus/id1440133626?i=1000469919842 #AnimalRights #KeirStarmer #LabourLeadership
Ban wildlife markets to avert pandemics, says UN biodiversity chief, reports The Graun. Warning comes as destruction of nature increasingly seen as key driver of zoonotic diseases. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/06/ban-live-animal-markets-pandemics-un-biodiversity-chief-age-of-extinction #MondayMotivation #coronavirus