Consultation and Lobbying


Countryside Alliance agree that the draft Animal Welfare Bill needs a rethink

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Today (Thursday 1 February) the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee published its report, ‘Pre Legislative Scrutiny of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill.’ The Committee has commented on the draft Bill before its introduction to Parliament alongside a public consultation which closed on 31 January. The Committee recommends that…

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The Lobby: Securing the future

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Game meat marketing and the need to develop effective self-regulation are top of the future proofing agenda for the Campaign for Shooting in 2018. The Countryside Alliance Campaign for Shooting exists to protect your shooting, and all the benefits that flow from it. The Campaign for Shooting is most clearly visible when we are dealing with…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes new animal welfare bill but questions its timing

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Today the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, published a draft bill to increase the maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty from six months to five years in England and Wales. The draft bill also sets out that the government “must have regard to the welfare needs of animals as sentient beings in formulating and implementing government…

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CA meets Labour’s Shadow Defra Team

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Over the past couple of weeks the Countryside Alliance’s political and policy team has held individual meetings with the Labour MPs responsible for holding Defra Ministers to account, and developing alternative policies for the environment, food and rural affairs. On Thursday 2 November, Countryside Alliance Head of Policy, Sarah Lee, and Political Relations Manager, James…

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Countryside Alliance Awards praised in Parliament

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The Countryside Alliance Awards were mentioned in a House of Lords debate on Thursday (2 November) on the opportunities and challenges for agriculture, fisheries, and the rural economy. Baroness Mallalieu, President of the Countryside Alliance, stated: “The Countryside Alliance’s rural retail awards show every year what is happening up and down the country, with small…

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