November 1st 2021: John Robins expected to hear from the Green Party Ministers after they had read the pro salmon farming letter sent out on their behalf. (see entries below for 14th October and 13th September). He hasn't and has written to them again to find out what they have to say about Government policy on salmon farming. You can read his email on the Animal Concern website here:
October 27th 2021: Just over a month ago John Robins spotted an advert for ready meals supplier Parsley Box describing a meal as containing “Responsibly caught Atlantic salmon ….”. John queried this and, as the salmon was farmed and not wild caught Parsley Box changed the description to “Responsibly sourced …” which is legal but meaningless. Case closed. A few days later John discovered a statement from the Parsley Box CEO claiming “All our fish is sustainably sourced”. Case reopened. Two emails later Parsley Box apologised and admitted their claim that: “All our fish is sustainably sourced” was not correct and would be changed. Case closed. We are currently working to stop the use of the very misleading phrase “Responsibly Sourced” with regards to farmed salmon.
October 18th 2021: Tosh talking Tavish has got old Robins ranting again. Tavish was obviously wearing his rose-tinted monocle when he wrote his gushing article about salmon farming in The Herald. Take a large pinch of salt and read Tavish's tosh here:
October 14th 2021: A month ago Animal Concern asked the new Green Party Ministers in the Scottish Government to take action on salmon farming (see below). Today Animal Concern received a reply on their behalf. John Robins, who, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, was a candidate for what was then The Ecology Party says: “I expect Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie had nothing to do with the reply and may not even have seen it yet. If they did they are in the wrong party and should resign as MSPs. If they didn't they should resign as Government Ministers and stop being used to greenwash an industry that causes cruelty and pollution on a massive scale.” You can read the reply that prompted that response on the Animal Concern website here:
September 13th 2021: Less than 24 hours after the Old Fart told everyone he was bogging off and leaving us in peace, John Robins has his wooden spoon out again, stirring things up on behalf of the political prisoner pandas at Edinburgh Zoo. After 41 years at the job they are still spelling his name wrong in the newspapers. Read more here:
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