Shooting and Conservation

Lorraine Platt finally reveals identity of Blue Fox financiers

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Lorraine Platt, Director of Conservatives Against Fox Hunting (CAFH) and the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) has finally revealed the identity of the animal rights organisations which have been donating thousands of pounds to her groups over the past few years. Ms Platt has twice refused to reveal the identity of the groups when asked by Times…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes Government commitment to technical training ahead of Budget speech

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the Government’s commitment to technical training ahead of this week’s budget speech by the Chancellor. Over the weekend it was announced that the Government will be conducting an overhaul of post-16 education. The multibillion pound drive to improve technical training will be funded by the Treasury. It is thought that…

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Chairman of the Conservative Party requests that secretive group refrain from using Party logo

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Following months of Countryside Alliance campaigning the Chairman of the Conservative Party, Rt Hon Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP, has contacted the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) requesting that they refrain from using the official Conservative Party logo and limit their operations. Last November former Solicitor General Sir Edward Garnier MP wrote to the Party Chairman…

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The British Medical Association strengthens its position on Firearms Licensing

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In a letter to the Countryside Alliance the British Medical Association (BMA) have strengthened their demands for firearms licence applicants to pay for their GP’s participation, a position they have reaffirmed in an updated Firearms Guidance and accompanying blogpost on their website. The Countryside Alliance had written to the BMA outlining concerns over the association’s…

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Countryside Alliance opens search for proud shoot managers and gamekeepers

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The Countryside Alliance is on the search for proud shoot managers and gamekeepers who are willing to host a ‘Countryside Alliance shoot walk’ this summer. Our shoot walks are aimed at boosting the public’s understanding of shooting, be it in the upland, lowland or wetland. Shooting provides £2 billion to the UK economy, 74,000 full…

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Review of Game Bird Law and Licensing in Selected European Countries published

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Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA) has provided preliminary comments on the Review of Game Bird Law and Licensing in Selected European Countries, published by SNH on February 24, 2017. It is a large report that will take some time to analyse in detail, and the SCA will be discussing it at length with government and our…

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Chris Packham attacks the Countryside Alliance

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In a week in which Chris Packham has once again called into question the viability of his role with the BBC, the Springwatch presenter attacked the Countryside Alliance and the role the organisation plays in defending shooting. In an outburst that typifies the behaviour that makes his position as a BBC presenter untenable, Packham told…

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Liam Stokes writes for The Spectator: “Is factual accuracy too much to ask from BBC presenters like Chris Packham?”

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Earlier this week, Head of Shooting at the Countryside Alliance, Liam Stokes, wrote for The Spectator Coffee House blog about a number of misleading social media posts that Chris Packham has published over the past week. To read the comment piece in full, please follow this link: http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/01/much-ask-facts-balance-bbc-presenters-like-chris-packham/ In the piece, Liam argued: “On Sunday evening,…

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Professor Khalid Aziz, comment : “The BBC seems to have lost the plot when it comes to understanding its responsibilities”

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Professor Khalid Aziz has published a powerful comment piece about Chris Packham and BBC editorial standards in today’s Hampshire Chronicle. Please see below: “Is Chris Packham justified in his anti-shooting opinions? Of course, if that is what he really believes and, like Voltaire, I will defend the right of anyone to voice his opinion even…

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Countryside Alliance clarifies facts on grouse shooting and support payments

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The Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance, Tim Bonner, has published a letter in The Times in response to a news story containing inaccuracies about grouse shooting and the way that agricultural subsidy works in the uplands. Please follow link for story: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/take-off-your-slippers-and-get-working-farmers-told-2tftn0p8n In the news story “Take off your slippers and get working, farmers…

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