Problem

Government complicity in environmental abuse

Incidence:
It has been alleged that the UK government paid £150 million to the animal feed companies whose practices were responsible for the BSE epidemic.

As the number of vegetarians in western societies increases with the growing interest in environmental issues and factory farming, some government departments of agriculture are struggling not to publically reveal their bias towards the meat industry. In certain instances local government may derive substantial and reliable income from annual hunting licences and are therefore reluctant to curtail hunting in any way even when it is damaging to local wildlife as in France and Italy.

Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
07.03.1999 – 00:00 CET