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Countryside Alliance members put game shooting centre stage at the Assembly

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The escalating fallout between Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales over pheasant shooting on public land gathered further momentum on Wednesday (7th November), as the Countryside Alliance again put the debate centre stage at the Welsh Assembly. Intensive lobbying from thousands of Alliance members has kept this issue at the top of the agenda, but…

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Welsh Labour shoots itself in foot

| Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Unsurprisingly, if regrettably, the Natural Resources Wales (NRW) board this week bowed to the pressure from its political masters in the Labour Government in Cardiff and agreed to implement a ban on game shooting. I wrote in the summer about the extraordinary intervention of the Welsh Minister for…

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Shadow Defra secretary plagiarises convicted animal rights extremist to attack grouse shooting

| Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

Shadow Defra Secretary of State, Sue Hayman, has either asked a convicted animal rights extremist to draft an article on grouse shooting, or has directly copied statements from his website. Ms Hayman published an article on the Labour List website on 13th August which included sections showing remarkable similarity to articles published by convicted animal…

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Keeping the 12th Glorious

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: The sun is about to rise over a brand-new shooting season, one that is tinged with uncertainty. Reports of low grouse numbers abound across the country, the Welsh Government has announced their antipathy to game shooting, and concerns mount over the spreading influence of anti-shooting ideologies. Yet this…

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Government recognises controlled heather burning

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting and Conservation

COUNTRYSIDE ORGANISATIONS WELCOME MINISTERIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF MOORLAND MANAGEMENT’S ROLE IN HELPING PREVENT WILDFIRES    The Countryside Alliance, Moorland Association, BASC and National Gamekeepers’ Organisation today (Thursday 12th July) welcomed the Government’s recognition of the role of controlled heather burning in responsible moorland management to minimise the risk of uncontrollable wildfires. In response to a written…

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