Hunting continues to evolve and prosper

| Hunting, Latest News, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: One of the most extraordinary characteristics of the hunting world is its resilience. Every hunt, from the smallest pack of beagles to the grandest of foxhounds, is a self-contained community and there is a strength that comes from unity. Opponents of hunting have never even started to understand…

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Media coverage of trail-hunting on National Trust land

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The National Trust AGM will take place at the STEAM Museum in Swindon on Saturday, 21st October. In the lead up to the meeting the Countryside Alliance has been engaging with members of the National Trust to encourage them to oppose the members’ resolution to ban trail-hunting on National Trust land. Our view on this…

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Hunting Newcomers’ Competition

| Hunting, Prizes and Competitions

The Countryside Alliance annual newcomers’ week (21st-28th October) is just around the corner with a large number of hunts organising a specific day, or days, to welcome people of all ages who want to try a day out behind hounds. This year, the CA is encouraging those attending newcomer’s meets – of all ages –…

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National Trust Council election candidates

| Campaigns, Hunting

Members of the National Trust have been invited to elect up to six candidates for the Council ahead of the AGM on 21st October. The main responsibilities of the council are to appoint the Trust’s Chair and members of the Board of Trustees (the NT governing body) and to hold them to account. The candidates that…

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Voting update for the upcoming National Trust AGM

| Campaigns, Hunting

We are encouraging all members of the National Trust – whether members of the Countryside Alliance or not – to vote against the members’ resolution to ban trail-hunting on National Trust land before the closing date at 23:59 on 13th October. The Trust’s board has recommended to their members that they vote AGAINST this resolution too….

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Full guide to voting at the National Trust AGM

| Campaigns, Hunting

At the National Trust AGM on 21st October 2017 there will be a vote on a members’ resolution which proposes to ban trail-hunting on NT land. We are urging all members to vote AGAINST this resolution. Please find below details of how to vote – either in person at the AGM, or by proxy either online or…

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In memoriam: Sarah Holman, backbone of our Cheltenham Countryside Race Day

| Hunting, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

Sarah Holman, the backbone of the Countryside Alliance’s Cheltenham Countryside Race Day for 30 years, sadly died in June. A memorial service will be held in Warwickshire on 15th September. The Telegraph published a fitting obituary to her achievements, and it begins: Sarah Holman, who has died aged 65, stood out among a dwindling number…

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