'EQUALITY & BALANCE'
Fundamentally upgrading our human relationship - as a nation - with our UK wildlife by proposing unprecedented legislation to balance our human rights with those of our UK wildlife.
[For example, humans should enjoy our rights to our own spaces (our habitats) and entertainments BUT could we share our spaces more generously to allow for greater balance & should some entertainments - like fireworks - be allowed when they cause such suffering to other species?
Could a kinder, fairer balance exist between our human species and our UK wildlife?]
ACTIONS - CONCURRENT - TO TAKE
INVITE NATIONWIDE PUBLIC DISCUSSION & SUPPORT
Inviting the UK public into a wide discussion to have everyone's voices & opinions heard (especially so that we can also see the main stumbling blocks and hurdles that we may be facing & the main areas of concern that people may have with regards to 'equal rights between humans & our UK wildlife').
We will be actively inviting Nationwide support for greater habitats, resources & protections for our UK wildlife by countering current concerns & misinformation & offering positive, practical solutions that could benefit home owners, businesses & everyone who becomes excited about sharing their spaces/resources with our wonderful UK wildlife.
There are 3 main methods (that are already proving effective) that are allowing us to grow & engage (build relationships with) our offline and online audiences so that 100s and then 1000s of voices can be actively involved in this open hearted endeavour.
INTENSIVELY EXAMINE OUR CURRENT RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR UK WILDLIFE & HOW IT SHOULD BE & START TO CREATE PROPOSALS,
THESE HEADINGS (AND SUBSEQUENT INITIAL SUBHEADINGS) HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AS THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL, COMMONSENSICAL RIGHTS THAT ALL OF US BEINGS ON OUR PLANET SHOULD EXPERIENCE)
(THESE PROCESSES & OUR PROGRESS WILL BE REVIEWED ON 1ST JULY 2021)
I (Alana) am already actively reaching out to professionals across a number of industries to start to create an informal 'Advisory Panel' (inviting everyone to be involved as much or as little as they would like, so that everyone can have their opinions factored in, even if they are very busy) to ask questions of Wildlife Organisations, Ecologists, Environmental Scientists, Philosophers, Animal Behaviourists, Wildlife Rescuers & Rehabbers, Medical Professionals, Vets & everyone else who springs to mind, to create as informed an overview as possible of the very best ways we can start to look at creating 'equal balance between humans and wildlife' and also what objections we may be facing initially.
TWICE WEEKLY ZOOM MEETINGS
Our meetings will be strictly focused on the areas of proposal (the headings, subheadings and any that should be added) so that over time we can see our proposals and overall vision shaping & becoming set in stone.
The twice weekly ‘drop in’ meetings are to be held on zoom - 2 hours each - to invite the essential 'Advisory Panel' of experts to discuss/debate their opinions on how we should BEST like our UK wildlife to be valued & treated within UK law: Wildlife Organisations, Psychologists, Professors, Philosophers, Rescues & Rehabbers (just to name a few).
PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SUPPORT
In the last week of each month I will go over the progress that we have made for a minimum of 3 hours with Advocates For Animals solicitors, to gain their expert advice & skill in beginning to shape what we have come up with so far & to see how it fits with current existing legislation (perhaps we can even seek to amend current laws in small ways as we work for a bigger change) and maybe even get their advice on what areas it would be sensible to focus on next.
On the 28th of EVERY month I will create a 'Monthly Review' survey - sent out to the Advisory Panel - to ask for recommendations on what Headings/Subheadings should be focused on during the following month's discussions/debates (or if we need to invite specialist professionals to become involved) & to see how everyone thinks it is going so far.
OUR IMMEDIATE/'IN SHORT ORDER' & LONG TERM IMPACT
There will be immediate, 'in short order' and long term victories throughout our efforts to have our UK wildlife valued & celebrated in UK law.
As we share ideas & work together to propose ways to achieve an ideal balance between humans and our UK wildlife, we can share aspects of our ongoing discussions across our individual social media platforms (and through our mailing lists) and create immediate impact by offering our audiences advice on new/ingenious ways to better harmonise with our UK wildlife.
'IN SHORT ORDER' VICTORIES
As we unite around a growing vision of what 'Equality & Balance' will look like - across our landscape - we can work with Advocates For Animals to see if any small, simple amendments can be made to current legislation to bring about swift, specific changes to better support our UK wildlife ASAP.
LONG TERM VICTORY
A fresh, unprecedented, mutually beneficial relationship between humanity & our UK wildlife, set in stone within UK law.
HOW WE SHOULD ALL BEHAVE
We will all attend meetings with an open mind and with one resolution: that between us we WILL establish common, important proposals & ALSO commit ourselves to finding a compromise - however much discussion and debate it takes - for the very best well-being of ourselves (as humans) and for our UK wildlife.
RULES DURING THE MEETINGS
The meetings will be run by me (Alana) and they will be recorded & notes taken throughout.
EVERYONE WILL AGREE TO THESE RULES BEFORE ATTENDING WEEKLY ZOOM MEETINGS
1. Everyone will be polite at all times. 2. If you attend the meeting but feel that your voice was not heard, I (Alana) am always available for private discussions that will also be taken down in notes so that your opinions can be shared and made valid. (If anyone wants to have their opinion shared but remain anonymous, that is fine).
Invasive species will not be part of our initial discussions. The reasons being… 1. Organisations ARE working to reverse the law and since our legislation proposals will take (most likely) up to a year to shape effectively & then longer to start working to get them even considered, the laws on invasive species may have changed by that time. 2. It is important that we do not start focusing on the smaller details of species & their specific rights until after the main outlines for ALL wild species in general have been drafted.
KEEPING FOCUSED ON THE ONE THING WE ALL HAVE IN COMMON
At ALL times we must remain focused on our ultimate goal: a new era of respect & care for our UK wildlife across our landscape (and this will require greater legal protection & an acknowledgement of the rights of UK wildlife AND greater support & resources for the Rescues & Rehabbers who provide the emergency services that wildlife in trouble require).