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The Spectator: “Ten years after the ban, why are there still hunt saboteurs?”

| Campaigns, Hunting

Spectator journalist Camilla Swift has spoken to our animal welfare consultant, Jim Barrington, about the hunting debate and wildlife management. In “Ten years after the ban, why are there still hunt saboteurs?” Camilla writes “It’s clearly not about animal welfare. But then it never was”.  Jim’s journey from Director of the League Against Cruel Sports…

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“Shoo don’t shoot” proposals given the bullet

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance has welcomed Natural England’s decisions, announced today, that the “shoo, don’t shoot” proposals to restrict pigeon shooting, consulted on earlier this year, will not proceed. The open consultation on proposed changes to the General Licences ended in May this year. The suggestion in the consultation was that anyone using the licence should…

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Shooting generates £2bn, boosts conservation and provides jobs

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Shooting is worth £2 billion a year to the UK economy and provides significant conservation benefits according to the results of independent research released today (click here) by leading shooting and countryside organisations, including the Countryside Alliance. The figures are outlined in a new report – The Value of Shooting – conducted by Cambridge-based Public…

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