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Gamebird Producers Slash Antibiotic Use

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release

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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Newcomers’ week emphasises a large and growing appetite for all forms of legal hunting

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliances’ annual Hunting Newcomers Week (15th – 21th October) has seen another large number of people experience hunting for the first time. The aim of Hunting Newcomers’ Week is to introduce as many new faces to the hunting field as possible and encourage them to have an enjoyable day seeing different country while…

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Members of the National Trust vote against members resolution to ban the use of barbed wire on their properties

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The National Trust Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday, 20th October 2018 at the STEAM Museum in Swindon. Voting took place to decide the future of barbed wire on National Trust (NT) properties with members voting to allow the continuation of this form of fencing across more than 618,000 acres owned by the…

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Countryside Alliance urges Treasury to secure broadband funding

| Campaigns, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance has called on the Treasury to guarantee funding to deliver the Universal Service Obligation for broadband and ring-fence funds for the Government’s commitment to provide full-fibre broadband coverage across all of the UK by 2033. Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner, and representatives from other organisations met the Chief Secretary to the…

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How is hacking emails charitable?

| Campaigns, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: The League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) is not generally worth wasting much time on, but reports in the Times this week that it sought to hack the Countryside Alliance’s server to access emails does remind us what an appalling organisation it is. More than that, it highlights the…

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Brexit, Boris and Badgers

| Consultation and Lobbying, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Whilst Brexit and Boris continued to hog the headlines at Conservative party conference this week the Alliance ensured that rural affairs got plenty of exposure as well. On Monday we asked a hugely qualified panel whether the Conservatives represent the countryside, and later tackled the myths surrounding animal…

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Call to Action – Support the return of pheasant shooting leases on public land in Wales

| About Us, Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance is asking members and supporters in Wales to send a letter calling on the Board of Natural Resource Wales (NRW) to reverse the decisions taken on the 20th September 2018, which included the end of pheasant shooting leases on public land. Before the intervention of the Labour Government, NRW spent £48,000 of…

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