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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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Brexit, Boris and Badgers

| Consultation and Lobbying, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Whilst Brexit and Boris continued to hog the headlines at Conservative party conference this week the Alliance ensured that rural affairs got plenty of exposure as well. On Monday we asked a hugely qualified panel whether the Conservatives represent the countryside, and later tackled the myths surrounding animal…

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Sustaining upland communities, a public good says Michael Gove

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Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, told delegates at the Conservative Party Conference that sustaining upland landscapes and communities is “absolutely” a public good and will receive financial support under a new agricultural policy post Brexit. Speaking at the Countryside Alliance fringe event on Monday 1st October…

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New licensing laws for animal activities in England

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From 1 October this year new laws will apply to five activities involving animals in England: Selling animals as pets; Providing for or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs; Hiring out horses; Dog breeding; and Keeping or training animals for exhibition The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations…

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