Letter Opposing Game Shooting Leaves Welsh Government with Serious Questions to Answer

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In a dramatic conclusion to the widely publicised Natural Resource Wales (NRW) review of the use of firearms on land it manages, Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn has written a letter to NRW asking that they ignore the conclusions of the review because “the Welsh Government does not support commercial pheasant shooting”. Following a tense…

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Government exploring options for including shooting in 2022 Games

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Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch MP, has confirmed that the Government is “exploring the potential” of including shooting in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Ms Crouch made her comments during a debate in Westminster on 27 June which was secured by Alister Jack MP from Dumfries and Galloway. Mr Jack noted the “phenomenal” performance of…

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Countryside Alliance Issues Call for Evidence Following Meeting with Firearms Minister

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The Countryside Alliance is asking members and supporters to report their experience of firearms licensing medical procedures, following a meeting with Home Office Minister Nick Hurd MP. Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner and Head of Shooting Liam Stokes met Mr Hurd and Home Office officials to discuss our concerns over the failure of the medical…

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Shooting main target for petitioning the National Assembly for Wales by Animal Rights groups

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The Countryside Alliance met the Chair of the Petitions Committee, David Rowlands AM, over concerns about the authenticity and transparency of petitions presented to the Assembly. In recent weeks two anti-shooting petitions have been presented to the National Assembly for Wales, one calling for the ban on the use of Larsen traps, the other opposing…

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MEPs warned shooting must not be forgotten in Brexit talks

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The Countryside Alliance and BASC, representing FACE UK, held a series of meetings with senior MEPs at the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week (28 – 30 May) to stress the importance of maintaining and developing trade and travel opportunities for shooting post Brexit. The talks were arranged by FACE, the umbrella organisation representing 7 million shooters…

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Countryside Alliance calls on Dyfed Powys Police to reform the Firearms Licensing Department as a matter of urgency

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The Countryside Alliance is calling for change within Dyfed Powys Firearms Licensing Department after meeting Dafydd Llywelyn, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Dyfed Powys, following an increasing number of member complaints and high levels of dissatisfaction. Rachel Evans, Countryside Alliance Director for Wales, has dealt with an increasing number of calls from members in…

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The way forward for shooting

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: On Monday evening the shooting world gathered to launch the British Game Alliance, a new body which will act as the official marketing board for the UK game industry and run a ‘British Game’ assurance scheme to ensure our game meets the highest standards. The growth of shooting…

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