The con in conservation

“In zoos in Wales:
• Only 9% of species are endangered
• Only 17% of species are threatened
• 84% of mammals; 95% of birds; 93% of reptiles; 79% of amphibians are not endangered
The most common species held in Welsh zoos are the house mouse and guinea pig.”

The zoos stressed that they were clearly interested in conserving their business model, and claimed the house mice were living within buildings of their own free will.


“FoE Wales says its calculations show particulate emissions from the incinerator are of a scale that could reduce the life expectancy of people in Cardiff by up to 200 days.” (

Each? Do Londoners carry the same gruesome political-economic trade-off?