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Hunting and political mathematics

| Campaigns, Hunting

When Theresa May said after the 2017 election that there would not be a vote on the Hunting Act, she was simply accepting the mathematical reality. Since 2010 there has been a Conservative/ Lib Dem coalition, a Conservative Government with a wafer-thin majority of 12, and now a minority Conservative administration with just a few…

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Our letter to The Times

| Campaigns, Latest News

Following an article in The Times titled ‘RSPB fights officials over hen harriers’ (Friday 7th December 2018) we sent the following letter to the Times: Sir, Your article on the RSPB’s attempt to block brood management for hen harriers (RSPB fights officials over hen harriers) misrepresented the proposals. The brood management scheme is an exciting,…

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Politics, principle and hunting in Scotland

| Hunting, Latest News, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Yesterday Tim Allan and Shaun Anderson, huntsman and whipper-in of the Buccleuch Hunt were cleared of charges brought under the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act . The allegations which led to their prosecution were made by paid animal rights activists and have a lot more to do…

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Countryside Alliance calls on the Government to refocus on pressing firearms issues

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the Government’s decision not to proceed with a ban on high calibre rifles and has called on the Home Office to refocus on resolving the ongoing problems with firearms licensing. The Government has tabled an amendment to the Offensive Weapons Bill which will see the removal of the proposed ban…

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