Brian May isn’t rocking the hunting vote

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Yesterday the Conservative manifesto was published and, as Theresa May had promised, it contained a commitment to “a free vote, on a government bill in government time, to give parliament the opportunity to decide the future of the Hunting Act”. Labour and the Liberal Democrats have also published their manifestos this week and you can…

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Conservatives make manifesto commitment to a vote on Hunting Act

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The Countryside Alliance’s political team has created this brief of the rural pledges contained in the newly launched of the Conservative Party Manifesto in Halifax. On hunting, the Prime Minister has today confirmed (18th May) that any government she leads after 8th June’s General Election will ‘Grant a free vote, on a government bill in government…

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The Rural Charter – the Countryside Alliance General Election Manifesto 2017

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The Countryside Alliance has produced a manifesto for the countryside which highlights several key issues which truly matter to those who live and work in the countryside; from tackling rural crime and increasing the provision of affordable rural housing to ensuring universal access to high speed broadband and mobile phone signal. Download it here and use…

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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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