Campaigns



Middleton Hunt Master and Huntsman Tom Holt not guilty

| Campaigns, Hunting

Middleton Hunt Master and Huntsman Tom Holt has been found not guilty of a Hunting Act offence after a trial at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court. Employees of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) had covertly filmed Mr Holt on 19th February near Malton in North Yorkshire and made allegations of illegal hunting. The Crown Prosecution Service brought…

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Shooting’s true value – going behind the statistics at Blanchland

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Shooting Director Adrian Blackmore has written a feature for the Alliance’s Winter magazine examining shooting’s all-encompassing role in the North East community of Blanchland. Adrian meets several of the characters at Blanchland and finds out about their jobs off-season as well as on shoot days, writing: “Everyone on the moor has an important…

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Natural England’s consultation on General & Class Licences

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance welcomes the opportunity to comment on the General & Class licences consultation launched this week by Natural England. However, we have grave concerns regarding some of the proposals contained within the consultation and the adverse impact this would have for farmers, gamekeepers and others undertaking essential pest control and wildlife management.  While…

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