Farry joins other MPs to speak out against trophy hunting

Alliance MP Stephen Farry has joined other MPs to speak out against trophy hunting, calling for a complete ban on the activity. MPs from a number of parties combined to sign a letter from animal welfare organisations Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting and Humane Society International, stating trophy hunting has ‘devastating’ impacts on many species’ […]

Lyttle welcomes veterinary association manifesto

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has hosted an event recognising the important contribution of the veterinary and agrifood community in Northern Ireland. Mr Lyttle hosted the British Veterinary Association (BVA) NI dinner at Parliament Buildings, where he used the occasion to welcome the BVA manifesto for animals, vets and public health. “It is imperative the evidence-based […]

Gray pledges to turn Mid and East Antrim into dog friendly area after being selected as candidate

Alliance’s Lauren Gray has pledged to turn Mid and East Antrim Borough into a dog friendly Council if elected as Councillor in May. Alliance activist Lauren, who has been selected as a candidate for the Carrick Castle District Electoral Area in May’s local government election, said the opt-in scheme would make premises across Mid and […]

Dickson says ‘farms not factories’ are best for communities and food welfare

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has helped launch a film criticising the intensive industrial meat production in Northern Ireland, saying we should be aiming for ‘farms not factories’ when it comes to agrifood. Mr Dickson was speaking after the screening of Pig Business in Northern Ireland at Parliament Buildings, which shows the impact the farms can […]

Plans to make Belfast a dog-friendly city almost complete, says McDonough-Brown

Alliance South Belfast Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown has said plans to make Belfast a dog-friendly city are almost complete.The city’s Deputy Mayor – who has campaigned for the change over the last few years – says the move will make clear where dogs are welcome, helping dog owners and business owners across Belfast. He has encouraged […]

I’m fed up with inconsiderate dog owners: Walker

Alliance Councillor Gavin Walker has expressed his dismay after the actions of irresponsible dog owners who allow their pets to use it as a public toilet has forced residents in Donaghadee to request the re-siting of the VC Memorial to Lieutenant WD Kenny. The Memorial is based on a template used without issue for all […]

McAlpine secures dog fouling signs in town

Alliance Councillor Lorna McAlpine has secured new signs warning against dog fouling in Portaferry.Following recent Alliance residents’ surveys in the area conducted by Councillor McAlpine and colleagues including Kellie Armstrong MLA, she said the issue was one of the main ones among locals. “People, particularly in the Windmill Hill area of the town, told us […]