Re-establishment of Hunting Intergroup in European Parliament

| Campaigns, Hunting

The Countryside Alliance is pleased to note that hunting, shooting and conservation will continue to be important topics in Europe with the re-establishment of the “Hunting Intergroup” in the European Parliament. The Parliamentary Intergroup on Biodiversity, Hunting and Countryside is a group of MEPs from across the political spectrum who have an interest in the…

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Jim Barrington blogs “It’s good to talk”

| Campaigns, Hunting

Countryside Alliance animal welfare consultant Jim Barrington is never a man to shy away from a hunting debate as he explains in his latest blog “It’s good to talk.” Jim begins his commentary: It’s not very often I find myself agreeing with the League Against Cruel Sports on the subject of hunting with hounds. So when…

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Alliance lawyer Jamie Foster on his work and beliefs

| Campaigns, Hunting

On Monday 22 December the Western Morning News published an interview with Jamie Foster, the Solicitor Advocate who represents Hunts on Hunting Act charges. Jamie talked about his work and beliefs, the power of social media and how his childhood as the son of a doctor in remote Newfoundland shaped his views. Read the piece…

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Wooler report vindicates our concerns over RSPCA prosecution policy

| Campaigns, Hunting

The Countryside Alliance welcomes the arrival of the long-awaited report into the RSPCA’s prosecution strategy by Stephen Wooler, former CPS chief inspector. The report was commissioned in December 2013. Tim Bonner, director of campaigns for the Countryside Alliance said: “Stephen Wooler’s report vindicates our position and accepts nearly every concern that we raised in relation…

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Don’t fund anti-hunt thugs, boycott LUSH

| Campaigns, Hunting

Countryside Alliance Director of Campaigns Tim Bonner writes: The cosmetics company LUSH has become a high street staple selling soap and smelly stuff from 105 shops across the UK and Ireland, as well as online. It is keen to promote its ‘ethical’ and campaigning image and, whilst the majority of its policies and the campaigns…

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Seavington hunting weekend a great success

| Campaigns, Hunting

On the 9th and 10th August the Seavington Hunt held a novice hunting weekend for newcomers to hunting and those wanting to learn a bit more about it. A total of 15 riders took part, bringing their own horses and staying overnight to participate in the two day course. 12 of the 15 participants have…

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Boxing Day 2014: Barney writes for the Telegraph

| Campaigns, Hunting

On Boxing Day Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner wrote for the Telegraph on the mood ten years on from the Hunting Act, our continuing campaign to see it repealed, and the chance the ‘West Lothian’ question offers, taking Scottish MPs out of the equation when it comes to voting on legislation that will not…

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