Wildlife Poll Warning To Labour
A public opinion poll sponsored by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds found that 65% of respondents would be more likely to vote for the Labour party if the government changed the law to give greater protection to wildlife, suggesting that the government neglects wildlife issues at its peril.
Respondents were asked if they would be more or less likely to vote for the Labour party if the government took the following actions (% indicates those that would be more likely to vote Labour):
- Changed the law to give greater legal protection to wildlife (65%)
- Banned fox hunting (54%)
- Imposed a five-year ban on the commercial planting of genetically modified crops (48%)
- Restricted the number of new houses built in the countryside to 25% of all new houses built (46%)
- Passed a law to allow public access to all areas of the countryside not used for growing crops (43%).