Campaigns





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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Countryfile on the 10th anniversary of the Hunting Act

| Campaigns, Hunting

On Sunday 15th February the BBC’s Countryfile programme was in Gloucestershire. The show looked at the Hunting Act 10 years on and spoke to Henry Berkeley, Master of the Berkeley Hunt, Capt Farquhar, Master of the Beaufort Foxhounds and the Huntsman Tony Holdsworth. Presenter Tom Heap also spoke to Michael Stephenson of the League Against…

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Proposed Airgun Licensing in Scotland – what will it mean for you?

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Scotland’s Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill MSP, last week announced an Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill to licence the 500,000 air weapons he estimates are used in Scotland. Scottish Countryside Alliance director Jamie Stewart has said: “The Scottish Countryside Alliance has lobbied hard on this point. We do not believe lower-powered air rifles need to be…

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A guide to using the Rootmetrics app

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

We all pay the same to run our mobile phones, regardless of where we live. But rural businesses and individuals tell us they have a far poorer service. Now we are searching for proof to ensure people living in the countryside are not forgotten by mobile phone companies and benefit from the Government’s £150m mobile…

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Don’t fund anti-hunt thugs, boycott LUSH

| Campaigns, Hunting

Countryside Alliance Director of Campaigns Tim Bonner writes: The cosmetics company LUSH has become a high street staple selling soap and smelly stuff from 105 shops across the UK and Ireland, as well as online. It is keen to promote its ‘ethical’ and campaigning image and, whilst the majority of its policies and the campaigns…

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