Director for Wales: Rachel Evans
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Tuesday, 3 February 2015
The Countryside Alliance has raised concerns with Welsh Government over the recent decision by North Wales Fire and Rescue Services to opt out of emergency calls to large animals.
Thursday, 29 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
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Countryside Alliance Director for Wales Rachel Evans writes: It has taken almost seven years, three consultations and four Government Ministers to finally bring forward the Breeding of Dogs Regulations (Wales) Bill. The Countryside Alliance has been actively involved in the process every step of the way and took the lead on involving other rural organisations to speak up for the working dog. Whilst there is no clear-cut exemption for working dogs, the Alliance has without a doubt achieved recognition for them from Assembly Members and policy writers, highlighting the way that working dogs are kept and worked, and the importance of hounds to be kept as pack animals with their living accommodation and housekeeping to remain in the format that will allow this. It is perfectly acceptable for gundogs and terriers to be happily housed in outdoor kennels, but we needed to demonstrate this to those not familiar with the working dog.Read more
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
The Countryside Alliance (Wales) has now been approved as a member of the Animal Welfare Network Wales, joining other organisations such as Redwings, RSPCA Wales and the Dog’s Trust. The network was set up in order to pool organisations to work collectively to improve animal welfare in Wales. Other organisations who vigorously opposed the CA’s membership, such as Protect Our Wild Animals and the League against Cruel Sports, it seems are no longer members.
Monday, 27 October 2014
Assembly Members from all parties showed their support for fabulous Welsh Game at a special event held at the Pierhead Cardiff Bay on Wednesday 22 October.
Thursday, 4 September 2014
First Minister Carwyn Jones has set out his team that will lead him in to the next election in 2016. We see a change for our interests as John Griffiths AM leaves the cabinet to make way for Carl Sergeant who’s portfolio will be Natural Resources, Rebecca Evans has Food and Farming and Ken Skates takes on culture, sport and tourism. Meanwhile we eagerly await the breeding of dog’s legislation which we are told, is “imminent”.
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Last week was National Shooting Week and a large numbers of events took place across Wales to introduce this great sport to new people.
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: In mid-May the Welsh Government announced that its plans to develop access to the Welsh countryside and outdoor recreation are open to further discussion. Considering plans for legislation had been due to come forward last December, this is a great coup for Sustainable Access Campaign Cymru (SACC), the coalition or rural organisations set up as a result of the work of our Director for Wales, Rachel Evans. The group has its origins in making the case for anglers and riparian owners in the access for all and "right to paddle" debate involving canoeists. The fact that we are keeping the discussion open before any legislative decisions are made is a testament to the coherent and compelling case being put forward.Read more