Wednesday, May 18, 2022
1Penguins protest outside Scottish Parliament

Penguins protest outside Scottish Parliament


By Oliver Farrimond

HOLYROOD was given the cold shoulder yesterday as a group of penguins visited the Scottish parliament in a bid to raise awareness of climate change.

The seven furry activists built a fake Antarctic habitat using snow machines and icebergs.

Organised by Friends of the Earth Scotland, the event was aimed to urge Scottish politicians to back the upcoming Scottish Climate Change Bill.

Corinne Evans, head of campaigns at Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: “We’re honoured that these animals have taken time out from fighting for their own survival to come to remind us that we don’t have to suffer the same fate.

“The message is clear – we need urgent action on climate change, and we need the MSPs in the Paliament to rise to the challenge and make sure we have it.

“The world’s eyes are on Scotland – a strong law here will have a massive knock-on effect on forthcoming laws around the world.”

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