Campaigns

Government sees sense on Animal Welfare Bill

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the decision by the Government to separate the two parts of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill. Following consultation, the Government has acknowledged it needs more time to “further refine the proposals on sentience” but will bring forward separate legislation to increase maximum sentences for animal…

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Countryside Alliance support the commitments to the Electronic Communications Code

| Campaigns, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance was part of a roundtable, along with the Government, industry leaders and other stakeholders to address concerns around the new Electronic Communications Code. The industry has produced a joint statement, and has reaffirmed its commitments to the ECC and the Ofcom Code of Practice. The Countryside Alliance is fully supportive of this and…

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Shooting industry unites to set ‘best practice’ guidelines

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

On Monday 23rd July the British Game Alliance (BGA) brought together shoot owners, keepers and representative organisations to discuss shoot management best practice with the BGA’s auditing partners Acoura. The BGA undertook a pilot audit observed by the Countryside Alliance, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), so the organisations…

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Countryside Alliance comment on the rise in rural crime

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The survey reported on Sky News today (06/08/18) echoes the recent National Rural Crime Survey 2018 which demonstrated that crime is having a significant impact on rural areas. Countryside Alliance Head of Policy, Sarah Lee commented: “We all need to tackle this blight together and take seriously the impact crime is having on rural communities…

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A bright future for hunting

| Hunting, Latest News, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: The hound show season is drawing to a close as hunts start to prepare for the new season. There has been a clear trend of strong entries and good crowds from the South of England Hound Show at Ardingly through to The West of England at Honiton yesterday….

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Revolutionary hen harrier licence is working

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The Countryside Alliance has received the following press release from the Moorland Association and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. Our Head of Campaigns Liam Stokes said: “This is brilliant news, our thanks and congratulations go to the grouse keepers, the Moorland Association and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust for their fantastic work. It…

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Scottish Countryside Alliance respond to Telegraph article on bird culls

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In response to the Telegraph article ‘Scottish Natural Heritage accused of ‘reaching for the shotgun’ by allowing too many bird culls’ (27/07/18) please find below a statement from Scottish Countryside Alliance Director, Jamie Stewart: Like so many of our contemporaries the Scottish Countryside Alliance supported the decision of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in the granting of a five-year…

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Countryside Alliance submits member’s evidence to the Home Office on failing medical procedure

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance has submitted a dossier of evidence to the Home Office team currently working on the medical procedures associated with firearms licensing, including case studies detailing the experiences of our members. The Alliance was asked to collate this information during a meeting with Home Office Minister Nick Hurd MP, who wanted a clearer…

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