Labour MP visits Ilkley Moor

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This past Friday (17th November 2017) the Countryside Alliance arranged for John Grogan MP to visit Ilkley Moor and meet the current tenants and gamekeepers. llkley Moor is the last remaining council-owned moor on which grouse shooting and all its associated management continues, and in early 2018 the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (BDMC)…

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DEFRA bust grouse shooting myth

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Defra have once and for all banished the myth that grouse shooting receives subsidy from government. In a comprehensive reply to the latest petition against grouse shooting, the Government has once again stated the conservation benefits of grouse shooting and highlighted the economic value of grouse shooting to the rural economy. Any petition that obtains…

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Gamebird Sector Cuts Antibiotics by 36 per cent

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ORGANISATIONS involved in shooting and gamebird management have welcomed a big fall in the amount of antibiotic used in the rearing of pheasants and partridges in the UK. Figures endorsed by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) have been released today showing that antibiotics used in gamebirds were brought down voluntarily by 36 per cent in…

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Kent Young Guns experience game shooting for the first time

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Over 70 people turned out last weekend (14 October) to give ten youngsters a day to remember at Whitehill shoot, near Canterbury, ensuring the future of game shooting is stronger than ever. The ten newcomers to driven shooting, each with their own mentor, experienced a full day’s shooting, facilitated by the fantastic cooperation of the…

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Government recognises the value of shooting for curlew conservation

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Environment Minister, Dr Therese Coffey MP, has recognised the benefits of grouse moor management for the curlew, the species of greatest conservation concern in the UK, and has given a commitment to include predator control in conservation projects which Defra funds. Speaking in a Westminster Hall Debate in Parliament on the lowland curlew, the Minister…

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New firearms licensing medical procedure fails again after extraordinary letter from Local Medical Committee

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The Lincolnshire Local Medical Committee have backed down over a misleading letter, but the Countryside Alliance is raising concerns over future firearms licensing developments in the county. A member in Lincolnshire told the Alliance that they had received a letter from their GP asking them to pay £90 for the initial medical check that is…

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Statement from the Director of the Scottish Countryside Alliance regarding SNP Councillor Christopher McEleny

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Following the recent comments made by SNP Councillor Christopher McEleny please find below a statement from Jamie Stewart, the Director of the Scottish Countryside Alliance: Never far from a contentious statement, SNP Councillor Christopher McEleny has hit the headlines with his demands that SNP members attending the Autumn conference be given the opportunity to voice…

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