Hunt saboteurs guilty of disrupting legal activity in Scotland

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At Dundee Sheriff Court yesterday (16th May), well known hunt saboteur Kevin Newell and his girlfriend Florence Blackbourn were found guilty of aggravated trespass. On 10th December 2016 the pair claimed they were out monitoring a pack of foxhounds to ensure that the hunt was not breaking the law. Once the hounds had packed up they claimed…

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The Hunting Act must go

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Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Yesterday Theresa May confirmed that a commitment to a vote on repealing the Hunting Act would remain in the Conservative manifesto for the General Election. When asked about the issue she replied: “As it happens, personally, I’ve always been in favour of fox hunting and we maintain our commitment –…

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Official start of the 2017/18 hunting season

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The 2017/18 hunting season officially started on 1st May and with it came the annual shuffling around the country of hunt staff with many moving on to progress their hunting careers. Those appointed as Masters of Foxhounds along with all those that have elected to take on the various other roles within their packs all…

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Abusive social media user caught promoting animal cruelty on ‘Stop the Cull’ Facebook page reported to local police

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A social media user caught promoting animal cruelty on the ‘Stop the Cull’ Facebook page has been reported to the police. The Stop the Cull page is strongly associated with convicted criminal Jay Tiernan. The social media user in question made the following comment on the ‘Stop the Cull’ Facebook page in response to a…

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Animal Rights Entryism

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Earlier this year two organisations, Conservatives Against Fox Hunting and the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, were ordered by Conservative party Chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin “to withdraw their use of the party logo and limit their operations”. This came as a result of concerns raised about governance, structure and…

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Representing UK rural interests in Brussels

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The Countryside Alliance’s Head of Political, James Legge, has been in Brussels this week as a representative of European fieldsports umbrella group FACE. James and FACE Secretary General Ludwig Willnegger attended meetings with various MEPs and other officials about how best to secure the interests of both UK and European fieldsports communities as the UK…

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Defection of councillor raises questions about “Conservative” anti-hunting group

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Surrey councillor Christine Elmer, one of the few Conservatives ever to be associated with the organisation Conservatives Against Fox Hunting (CAFH) has defected to the Liberal Democrats. News of the defection was published on the Surrey Liberal Democrats website: Top Tory councillor in Surrey defects to the Lib Dems The CAFH group is run by…

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5 rural policies we want to see at the heart of the next government’s agenda

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: When the Prime Minister called a General Election on Tuesday she revealed that she had made the final decision whilst walking with her husband in the glorious countryside of North Wales. Whilst her reasoning was largely related to delivering Brexit negotiations this will be a crucial election for…

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The prize no one wants – hunting’s top tumble revealed!

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The winner and commendations in the Countryside Alliance Hunt Tumblers’ Club competition for the 2016-17 season, sponsored by Pol Roger, have been announced, with North Yorkshire’s Hurworth Hunt taking the dubious top honours. Out of hundreds of photos sent in from hunts across the UK and Ireland, photographer Amy Fair’s sequence of South Durham Hunt…

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Countryside Alliance campaign against online abuse and bullying in the countryside reaches over 1 million people

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The Countryside Alliance Thuderclap campaign focused on raising the awareness of online abuse and bullying of people in the countryside will reach approximately 1.2 million people. The campaign was established on Thursday 30th March and has run for two weeks. Thunderclap is a ‘crowd speaking’ platform that lets individuals rally together to spread a single…

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