Countryside Alliance welcome the results of the review on the use of firearms on Natural Resources Wales land

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The Countryside Alliance Wales has warmly welcomed the results of Natural Resources Wales’ (NRW) review on the use of firearms on land managed by NRW. The recently launched public consultation diligently sets out the evidence gathered in the 2017 review with some robust and fair proposals which now need the support of the agricultural and…

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Wessex Water Challenge: Charles Jardine’s training blog – “It’s brutal but really toughens you up!”

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Charles Jardine, the founder and director of the Fishing for Schools initiative, undertakes his greatest challenge yet on 10/11 March – the #WessexWaterChallenge. This 24-hour event will see 65-year-old Charles fish for trout at three Wessex Water Reservoirs and run the 60 miles between them, all in the space of a day. You can sponsor…

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Countryside Alliance agree that the draft Animal Welfare Bill needs a rethink

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Today (Thursday 1 February) the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee published its report, ‘Pre Legislative Scrutiny of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill.’ The Committee has commented on the draft Bill before its introduction to Parliament alongside a public consultation which closed on 31 January. The Committee recommends that…

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End of shooting season highlights

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To mark the end of the season on Wednesday 31st January, we want you to share your love of shooting with the world. We are asking all of our supporters to share their highlight of the 17/18 season on social media throughout the day, maybe in between drives if you’re lucky enough to be out…

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Countryside Alliance feature on BBC Inside Out

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On Monday 22nd January our chief executive Tim Bonner featured on BBC Inside Out in the East and the South East to discuss the Hunting Act and trail-hunting. The feature sees Tim at the Puckeridge Hunt meet on Boxing Day where he explains the process of a day’s hunting and what exactly trail-hunting entails. The…

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Swanley school pupils achieve AIM award with Fishing for Schools

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Three pupils from Broomhill Bank School North, in Swanley, Kent are the first in the country to work with the Fishing for Schools (F4S) programme to gain the Ofqual regulated level one Aim Award in angling skills. The youngsters – Neo Goncalves Whiffen, 15, and thirteen-year-olds Harrison Mulholland and Jon Jon “JJ” Perry – are autistic,…

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Concerns over Animal Welfare Bill grow

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Before Christmas the Defra Secretary Michael Gove, published his Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill. Whilst we support the broad principles of the Bill we immediately raised concerns that in its current form it would provide a vehicle for the animal rights movement both inside and…

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Bird flu prevention zone extended to cover whole of England and Wales

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The Countryside Alliance is advising all members to remain vigilant regarding the signs of avian influenza after further outbreaks lead to a Prevention Zone being extended to cover whole of England and Wales. As of 25 January 2018 there are no additional security measures in place in Northern Ireland and Scotland. The implementation of a…

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