Campaigns


FACE: EC aims at wrong target

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

FACE press release: Instead of focusing on illegal activities with firearms and making full use of existing EU rules on legal firearms, the European Commission plans a full review of these rules. The Commission argues that this change is needed since “legally owned weapons in the EU continue to feed the illegal market” and attempts…

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Updating you on our work in Europe

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: I was in Brussels last week at a meeting of European fieldsports body, FACE, of which the Countryside Alliance is an active member. I am honoured to be FACE’s UK Chairman and to represent British sporting interests at the highest level and I can feed back some interesting…

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BBC Online: Did fox hunting disappear?

| Campaigns, Hunting

On Tuesday 10th February the BBC website published a feature to mark ten years since the Hunting Act came into force in England and Wales. The piece, entitled “Did fox hunting disappear?” quotes the Alliance, Gerald Sumner of the Kimblewick Hunt and Professor Gary Marvin, as well as the opposition who, incredibly, maintain that the…

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Alliance holds successful drop-in session for Parliamentarians

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance held a successful drop-in briefing session for Parliamentarians this week. The event attracted 40 Parliamentarians and researchers, including League Against Cruel Sports Vice President Angela Smith MP, who said “you are the only organisation campaigning on these issues”. The drop-in enabled us to discuss our campaign for better mobile signal in all…

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