Shooting and Conservation


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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Re-Introduction of the Valuation of Shooting Rights and Deer Forests issued in Scotland

| Campaigns, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016, one of the more controversial pieces of legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament, came into force on 22 April 2016. Part 6 of the Act repeals the exclusion of shootings and deer forests from the Ratings Valuation Roll established by the Conservative Government in the 1990s. Announcing her intentions…

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A successful Midland Game Fair for the CA

| Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance enjoyed an extremely successful Midland Game Fair at Weston Park, Shropshire at the weekend (16-17 September), meeting and talking to many returning members and supporters, whilst welcoming numerous new members to the organisation. The two-day show, which entices tens of thousands of attendees, was once again a fantastic showcase for all country…

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In memoriam: Sarah Holman, backbone of our Cheltenham Countryside Race Day

| Hunting, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

Sarah Holman, the backbone of the Countryside Alliance’s Cheltenham Countryside Race Day for 30 years, sadly died in June. A memorial service will be held in Warwickshire on 15th September. The Telegraph published a fitting obituary to her achievements, and it begins: Sarah Holman, who has died aged 65, stood out among a dwindling number…

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Countryside Alliance discusses Brexit and shooting with Environment Secretary, Michael Gove

| Consultation and Lobbying, Game to Eat, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner, and Head of Policy, Sarah Lee met the Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove MP, on Monday this week (11th September) to discuss rural issues and the impact of Brexit on the countryside and rural communities. It was a great opportunity for the Countryside Alliance to raise…

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Update on the European Consultation on the continued use of lead shot

| Shooting, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorised

The European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) consultation, directed by the European Commission, sought scientific evidence for and against its proposal to harmonise European legislation governing the use of lead shot over wetlands. In addition, the consultation requested feedback on proposals to add ‘peatlands’ to the current restrictions, the banning of possession of lead cartridges on or…

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