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The Cheltenham Countryside Day silent auction is open now online

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Some amazing lots are on offer in the silent auction at the Cheltenham Countryside day – which forms the opening day of the November Meeting at the world-famous Cheltenham Racecourse (16 November). Countryside Day is a firm favourite in the sporting calendar, with a full card of National Hunt racing, complemented by hawks and hounds,…

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Rural groups unite to challenge shooting ban in Wales

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THREE of the UK’s leading rural organisations are challenging the Natural Resources Wales (NRW) ban on pheasant shooting on public land. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), The Countryside Alliance (CA) and the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) sought legal advice when NRW’s board voted not to allow shooting after receiving a letter from…

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Aintree Countryside Raceday raises over £20,000 for The Countryside Alliance Foundation

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The Countryside Alliance charity race held at Aintree’s Countryside Day on Sunday 28th October saw an emphatic victory for Lucy Felton, joint-master of the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale. Riding the eight-year-old Moabit trained by Paul Nicholls, Lucy came home 21 lengths clear of Rebecca Lloyd from the Holcombe country on Top Billing, with Polly Steel…

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Countryside Alliance letter in The Yorkshire Post

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The following letter from the Countryside Alliance was published in The Yorkshire Post on Monday 29th October 2018 in response to this article – GP Taylor: Grouse shooting must be banned – these incredible creatures cannot be lost so as to please a handful of tweed-clad toffs. Challenging grouse moor accusations From: Adrian Blackmore Director…

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Gamebird Producers Slash Antibiotic Use

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Figures released today (24 October 2018) show that in the two years since the gamebird sector rolled out its voluntary campaign to reduce antibiotics, overall use has fallen by 51%, with antibiotics incorporated in gamebird feed slashed by 70%. The figures, announced by The Game Farmers’ Association (GFA), have been calculated in collaboration with Veterinary…

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