Alliance hunting badge the subject of a question in Parliament

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The Countryside Alliance’s “Still here, still hunting” badge has this week been the subject of a Parliamentary question from anti-hunting Birmingham Hall Green MP, Roger Godsiff. Read on for Mr Godsiff’s question and the Goverment’s robust response which acknowledges hunting’s economic and social importance to rural communities. While a waste of Parliamentary time we are…

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Wildlife debate at the Conservative Party Conference

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The Countryside Alliance held its fringe on wildlife management at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham on Monday 29th September. The panel, chaired by Johnny Heald of polling company ORB International, included Lord de Mauley, Defra minister, Neil Parish MP, Chairman of the Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare, former Environment Secretary the Rt Hon…

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RSPCA chief steps down

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On Tuesday 25th February the Daily Telegraph reported: “The Chief Executive of the RSPCA has left his position at the charity over health concerns…..His short tenure was marked by crisis including the organisation facing questions from the Charity Commission over whether the RSPCA’s prosecutions had become “political.” There was also concern after he suggested farmers involved…

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Saboteur convicted of assault and harassment of hunt employee

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On 26th October 2014 the Sunday Telegraph reported: “An anti-hunt campaigner has been found guilty of assaulting and harassing a hunt’s “terrier man” after he shot a fox. Llandudno Court heard Judith Hewitt, 67, of Rhyl, North Wales became “absolutely hysterical” and started hitting Robert Smith on the back after he legally killed the fox…

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Join Nick Fox OBE’s exciting conservation outfit in West Wales!

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Carmarthenshire based International Wildlife Consultants Limited have job vacancies available – if you could be the new Assistant General Manager or are an experienced falcon aviculturalist, please read on!  Assistant General Manager We are looking for a versatile, presentable person with good people-management and organisational skills. Based at our facility near Carmarthen in West Wales,…

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The Hunting Act and the Archers

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Countryside Alliance Head of Media Charlotte Cooper writes: It’s interesting to mark the increased presence of the South Borsetshire hunt in the story lines of The Archers. For those of you who do not listen, The Archers is the Radio 4 soap set in the fictional village of Ambridge and the Countryside Alliance has remarked…

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We look to the future of the RSPCA

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Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: In the 14 months since the RSPCA’s extraordinary prosecution of the Heythrop Hunt it has rarely been out of the headlines. The Alliance took the lead in raising concerns about the methods and motivations for its prosecutions, but many others have followed. Last week we met Stephen Wooler…

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Newcomers’ Week gets people hooked on hunting

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The Countryside Alliances’ annual Newcomers Week (18th – 25th October) has come to a close with a number of people now hooked on hunting! Hunts throughout the country saw huge turnouts at Newcomers’ Meets and events, with many being oversubscribed, resulting in hunts deciding to organise a second event/meet later in the season.   The…

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