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Resigning from the Lead Ammunition Group over ‘abuses of proces

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The Executive Chairman of the Countryside Alliance, Sir Barney White-Spunner, has resigned from the Lead Ammunition Group (LAG) in protest at “abuses of process and evidence that render the group’s work so flawed it can never reach any scientific conclusions”. The LAG was set up under the Labour Government in 2010 at the behest of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the RSPB, on the back of scientific evidence from America, to advise Defra on any risks to wildlife, human health and livestock from the use of lead ammunition, and how to mitigate them. It has not yet produced a report. Sir Barney White-Spunner, Executive Chairman of the Countryside Alliance has served on the LAG since 2013 and represents the shooting community on the group.

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Take action - lobby your MP on the Hunting Act

Friday, 22 May 2015

The Countryside Alliance has launched a new e-lobby as part of its campaign for repeal of the Hunting Act 2004. Take part here and share widely. Members and supporters are encouraged to take part in the e-lobby, reminding Conservative MPs that a vote on repeal was a manifesto commitment while urging MPs of other parties to support repeal of this failed Act. The e-lobby can be found here.

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National crime survey to focus on rural concerns

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The largest ever survey into crime in rural areas has been launched in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to investigate the true impact of offences on countryside communities. The survey, launched by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN)*, backed by the Countryside Alliance and supported by the Home Office, is calling for people who work or live in rural areas to come forward and give their views on countryside crimes, the impact they have on the wider community and to help shape the future of crime prevention and rural policing. Click here to take part.

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Show your support for Nature and Shooting

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Countryside Alliance is calling on all those who love British wildlife and the countryside to respond to the European Commission’s proposal to review the Birds and Habitats Directive.

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Fishing 4 Schools short film shows the project's true magic

Thursday, 14 May 2015

The Countryside alliance Foundation's Fishing 4 Schools project delights and inspires youngsters at over 40 schools, and now a short film explaining the project's magic has been created. Presented by course founder and director, Charles Jardine, the film focuses on how fishing engages youngsters and can be a gateway into many different subjects and areas of learning. Watch the 2.30 film below, it will put a smile on your face.

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Campaign win on Welsh dog breeding guidance

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The Countryside Alliance has ensured the particular way working dogs are kept is recognised in new guidance for local authorities granting licences under new dog breeding regulations for Wales.
The Government document covers accommodation and environment, diet and nutrition, normal behaviour (which includes the socialisation of puppies) and health and welfare, and includes special mention of gundogs and hunt kennels.

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Diagnose your broadband problem with BbFix

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Countryside Alliance has teamed up with the technology company Actual Experience and its BbFix Project, which aims to improve the experience of using the internet for consumers all over the world. Supporters are asked to download the BbFix software which will identify problems with broadband and diagnose the cause of that problem, whether it's your service provider, the website being visited or a problem with your home or office, for example a poorly sited wifi router, thick walls or a problem with your computer. Download the software here. A diagnosis will be available within a few weeks. It is interesting to note that 100% of government broadband funding goes to improving local infrastructure, yet infrastructure only accounts for 30% of problems.

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Shooting

Working to promote and protect shooting
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Hunting

Hunting

News and views on hunting
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Communities

Communities

Rural life and its future
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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

Re-connecting kids and the countryside
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Food Labelling

Food Labelling

Campaigning for mandatory country of origin meat labelling
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Game to eat

Game to eat

Promoting the great taste of game
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