Friday, 30 January 2015
Last weekend's animal rights attack that left Tedworth Huntsman Mike Lane in hospital has been met with an outpouring of condemnation from all sides of the hunting argument and has been covered widely by the media. The attack is subject to a Police investigation, but a film has emerged showing part of the attack which ended with Mike Lane on the ground being kicked unconscious.Read more
Friday, 30 January 2015
The shooting industry is celebrating another great year as the 2014/15 shooting season comes to an end this weekend. The last day of the season is the beaters’ day on many shoots, when those people who have worked throughout the season take their turn with a gun. Research undertaken in 2014 shows that shooting is worth around £2billion to the UK economy, it plays a vital part in rural Britain and supports the equivalent of 74,000 full-time jobs.Read more
Friday, 23 January 2015
The National Assembly for Wales’ Environment and Sustainability Committee has completed and presented its inquiry in to Tourism in Wales and has seen all 28 of its recommendations accepted by the Deputy Minister For Culture Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates. The Countryside Alliance was part of the evidence-collecting process and the importance of shooting and angling to the tourism economy in Wales was represented solely by the Countryside Alliance. To supplement the inquiry, Suzy Davies, AM for South West Wales (Shadow Minister for Welsh Language, Culture and Tourism for the Welsh Conservatives), has now launched an online survey. Supporters can take part to make the voice of rural enterprise heard. The survey can be found hereRead more
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Fishing 4 Schools director Charles Jardine is leading our five-strong Virgin Money London Marathon team on Sunday 26th April and we would appreciate your support, so please sponsor now. The team also features Sophie Moate, Holly Bourne-Arton, Josh Woolley and Tori Udale.Read more
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
The Countryside Alliance has launched its #betterbroadband map and urges supporters to take part. We all want #betterbroadband whether we are based in the city or the countryside, so help us improve connectivity by tweeting your broadband download speed, which you can get here, along with your postcode and supplier to our #betterbroadband map. You can add your broadband speed to the map in a number of ways, the easiest of which is to tweet your download speed, postcode and supplier using #betterbroadband letting your followers know you have posted on the Countryside Alliance #betterbroadband map. Please remember to put a # before your postcode.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
We have launched a new bespoke metal badge to mark ten years since the enforcement of the Hunting Act This badge is a celebration of hunting and signifies the strength of this great tradition that will hopefully continue to thrive for many more years to come. The tenth anniversary of enforcement is 18th February so please buy one and wear it with pride on the day.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our annual 50% off Winter Sale. All remaining cards and calendars have had 50% knocked off while stocks last. There is also free P&P this year, so no matter how full you stuff your saddlebags, you won't pay a penny in postage. Click here to shop.