Campaigns

Go wild for game this season

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Eating game is cheap, it’s healthy, it benefits the countryside, and it is in season now. What’s not to like? The number one benefit of eating game is its healthiness. Research carried out by Leatherhead Food International* shows how game compares very favourably with other red and white meats. Venison is high in protein, low…

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Lobby your parliamentary candidates – do they oppose a ban on lead shot?

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance has launched a new campaign asking rural voters to contact their Parliamentary candidates ahead of the General Election on 7th May. Take part here. This online e-lobby reads: “Congratulations on your selection. As a voter in your constituency I wanted to draw your attention to Countryside Alliance’s General Election Manifesto and ask…

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Firearms licensing – fees are back in the news

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

A story has appeared in today’s Guardian entitled “David Cameron blasted over shotgun licence fees veto”. The story reports: “Home Office Minister Norman Baker, who has responsibilities for shotgun certificates, said he has been frustrated by the decision to block plans to raise the cost of gun licences, forcing police services to find more than £17m from their…

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CA broadband brief for Parliamentarians

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance briefed ahead of a debate on the House of Lords Communications Committee report into broadband. We welcome many of the recommendations put forward and are keen to see broadband, which is essential to rural communities, rolled out quickly for the good of rural communities and businesses.  COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT ON BROADBAND HOUSE…

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“Cameron …….in pledge to lift the hunting ban”

| Campaigns, Hunting

On Friday 6th March the Western Morning News reported on a piece by the Prime Minister which features in our forthcoming spring magazine. The PM writes: “The Hunting Act has done nothing for animal welfare. A Conservative Government will give Parliament the opportunity to repeal the Hunting Act on a free vote, with a government…

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Tedworth Huntsman knocked out by masked sabs

| Campaigns, Hunting

On Wednesday 28th January the Western Daily Press reported: “A West Country huntmaster was knocked unconscious in a vicious attack by masked hunt saboteurs armed with iron bars, the Western Daily Press can reveal. Police in Wiltshire are investigating the incident, which happened near the village of Everleigh, near Amesbury, at the end of a…

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Game Chef of the Year 2014 is crowned

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Congratulations to Tom Van Zeller, of Van Zeller Restaurants in Harrogate,, who was this week crowned Game Chef of the Year in a prestigious competition which concluded a four month search for the UK’s best game chef. Daniel Bland of The Wheatsheaf Inn, Doddington and Jonathan Cook of Greywall’s Hotel in Edinburgh were both runners up…

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