Race Lost

“Eastern cougars were declared endangered in 1973, even though the last known records were tied to one killed by a hunter in Maine in 1938 and another in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1932. … Eastern cougars … disappeared in the 1800s with the arrival of European immigrants who killed the predators to protect themselves and their livestock. Their demise also was linked to the destruction of forests for wood, which pushed the cougars’ chief prey, white-tailed deer, to near extinction.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/17/eastern-cougar-extinct-no-longer-needs-protection-says-us-conservation-agency)

Barn doors rotting on hinges, horses extinct.


“Agricultural giant Cargill, America’s largest palm oil importer, will no longer buy palm oil from sources associated with deforestation, conversion of peatlands, and social conflict. … The company added that it may cut off suppliers who don’t comply with its policy.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0730-cargill-palm-oil-policy.html)

Suppliers who don’t adhere may find themselves on a slippery slope.


“Fracking in America generated 280bn US gallons of toxic waste water last year – enough to flood all of Washington DC beneath a 22ft deep toxic lagoon.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/04/fracking-us-toxic-waste-water-washington)

Let’s not do that to Lancashire; it’s not the Black Pool we want.