Countryside Alliance welcomes new code of practice on fox control to improve animal welfare in Wales

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The Countryside Alliance is pleased to welcome the Welsh Government’s code of best practice on the use of snares for fox control. The Alliance has worked closely with Welsh Government officials and other stakeholders on both sides of the argument, for and against the use of snares to ensure the new code is workable and effective…

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USO Protected for rural homes and businesses

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes a “fundamental review” of the regulation of Royal Mail to secure the Universal Service Obligation (USO), which was announced today (16 June) by Ofcom. The move follows the withdrawal of Royal Mail competitor Whistl from the direct delivery of letters, however competition remains strong in other parts of the market, including…

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Campaign win on Welsh dog breeding guidance

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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…

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Irish Countryside Alliance

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The Work and campaigns of Countryside Alliance Ireland Our vision is of a vital, working and thriving countryside for the benefit of the whole nation. We promise to be the undisputed champion of the countryside and our rural communities. We keep our promise by          Campaigning for and maintaining the values of the countryside      …

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Scottish Countryside Alliance

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The Scottish Countryside Alliance is a unique organisation dedicated to supporting the countryside as a whole with the specific aim of promoting and protecting rural communities and the rural way of life. The SCA’s task is to raise awareness about a number of priorities which the Scottish Countryside Alliance and its members believe are critical…

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Our Director for Wales at Spring Political conferences

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Countryside Alliance Director for Wales, Rachel Evans, reports from the Spring political conferences and the high-profile speakers who came to our events to outline their vision for the rural vote.  Welsh Labour Party Conference Rachel Evans and Sarah Lee attended the Welsh Labour Party conference in Swansea and held a successful fringe meeting entitled “How…

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Dog Breeding Regulations Hunt Kennel Visit

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Director for Wales Rachel Evans took senior staff from the office of the Welsh Government’s chief vet to the Glamorgan Hunt Kennels by kind permission of the Masters. The purpose of the visit was to demonstrate the way hunt kennels are run and the need to accommodate them in the guidelines that accompany the new…

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CA Events listing

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Keep an eye on http://www.countryside-alliance.org.uk/ca/events for our constantly updated regional and national events listing. The listing includes race days, country shows, hound shows and social events across the country. If you have an event you would like listed please email it to: [email protected]

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Barney explains the importance of the SACC

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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…

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