Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has signed Early Day Motion 98, supporting the World Society for the Protection for Animals’ campaign to tackle wildlife crime in the UK.
Speaking from Westminster, Mr Evans said: “I am more than happy to support this important cause and feel strongly that the Government needs to take steps to enforce the law surrounding wildlife crime and ensure it is recognised as serious organised crime and is tackled effectively across the UK.
“I echo the words of the Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ,who recently talked of the increasing threat to security by criminal gangs using wildlife crime to fund their activities.
“Furthermore, I would urge any of my constituents who may be aware of criminal activity involving wildlife to immediately contact the police, in order for the issue to be tackled head-on,” added Mr Evans.
l For more information about wildlife crime visit www.lancashire.police.uk and type “wildlife crime” into the search box