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Animal Rebellion Joins HS2
10th September 2020 @ 8:00 am - 13th September 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Directly following the Rebellion, we will be leaving to join HS2. We will be departing from London on 10th September and returning to London on 13th.
Why should Animal Rebellion care about HS2?
HS2 is putting profit over the lives of human and non-human animals alike. Our futures are at risk as we face the climate, ecological and animal emergencies and HS2 is only adding to the issues. No matter where you are in the UK, this project is directly harming us all.
Everyday, HS2 is tearing down irreplaceable ancient woodlands for an unnecessary train line. HS2 is, and will continue to damage the very ecosystems that provide so much to human and non-humans animals in the UK.
For over 3 years, dedicated individuals have been on the front lines, living on HS2 camps to protect the UK’s ancient woodlands, rivers, and all the wildlife who inhabit them. These forests that are being destroyed play an essential role in keeping the UK’s ecological processes functioning. We cannot survive without them. As HS2 continues to tear down these woodland areas, England’s wildlife and nature reserves are disappearing at an alarming rate. This project is also contributing over one million tonnes to CO2 emissions further contributing to climate and ecological breakdown. This project is, and will continue to destroy all that nature has spent thousands of years building while claiming the lives of many species along the way.
“Among the sites that could be directly damaged or indirectly affected are a national nature reserve, 10 county wildlife trust reserves, about 50 ancient woods, 30 river corridors, 24 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs, the highest level of protection) and hundreds of other wildlife habitats. Among the rare or scarce species at risk are the small blue butterfly, long-eared owl, stag beetle, great crested newt, purple hairstreak butterfly and Bechstein’s bat.”
Come and join Animal Rebellion at HS2 sites from September 10th to 13th as we reject the destruction of our natural world and unite for all life. We will not continue to stand by while the government allows the annihilation of all the woodlands we have left. They need to put the future of the people, the animals and the environment over profit.
What do you need to know? We will be leaving 10th September and staying until 13th. This will be a time to take a stand for our countryside and the wildlife being killed, and it will also be time to regenerate, to connect with nature, with each other and slow down after the rebellion.
We will be organizing transportation if we can get 40+ people to join so make sure to select GOING on this event if you plan on joining us and we’ll be in contact to coordinate transportation.
Animal Rebellion Joins HS2