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Cultural shift among the rural community is driving raptor recovery

| Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes:  Any political campaign needs first motivation, then justification. The motivation of animal rights campaigns like those against hunting and shooting is a strange mixture of politics, ideology and moral judgment, which has little to do with the realities of animal welfare. That motivation has, however, always been strong…

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Countryside Alliance Awards praised in Parliament

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News

The Countryside Alliance Awards were mentioned in a House of Lords debate on Thursday (2 November) on the opportunities and challenges for agriculture, fisheries, and the rural economy. Baroness Mallalieu, President of the Countryside Alliance, stated: “The Countryside Alliance’s rural retail awards show every year what is happening up and down the country, with small…

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Gamebird Sector Cuts Antibiotics by 36 per cent

| Shooting

ORGANISATIONS involved in shooting and gamebird management have welcomed a big fall in the amount of antibiotic used in the rearing of pheasants and partridges in the UK. Figures endorsed by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) have been released today showing that antibiotics used in gamebirds were brought down voluntarily by 36 per cent in…

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CA discuss Home Office proposals on firearms and knives with Crime Minister

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner, and Head of Shooting, Liam Stokes, met the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Sarah Newton MP, on Wednesday (25 October) to discuss proposed changes to firearms law and the online sale of knives. The meeting was a chance for the Countryside Alliance to raise initial concerns about…

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