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Consultation and Lobbying

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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CA discuss Home Office proposals on firearms and knives with Crime Minister

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner, and Head of Shooting, Liam Stokes, met the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Sarah Newton MP, on Wednesday (25 October) to discuss proposed changes to firearms law and the online sale of knives. The meeting was a chance for the Countryside Alliance to raise initial concerns about…

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Countryside Alliance call for an end to RSPCA privatised prosecutions

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed plans to increase the maximum sentence for animal abuse, but has repeated calls to the RSPCA to end the continuing anomaly of privatised criminal prosecution of animal welfare legislation. The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, announced that the Government intends to bring forward legislation to increase the maximum sentence for serious…

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