Fieldsports magazine seeks a hunting contributor

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Fieldsports Magazine is recruiting a new contributor to write about hunting. The magazine asks: Do you eat, sleep and breathe hunting? Would you like to write about hunting for the UK’s finest country sports journal? Well, this is your chance to join Fieldsports Magazine’s team of esteemed contributors. We are looking for a writer who can…

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Resigning from the Lead Ammunition Group over ‘abuses of process’

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The Executive Chairman of the Countryside Alliance, Sir Barney White-Spunner, has resigned from the Lead Ammunition Group (LAG) in protest at “abuses of process and evidence that render the group’s work so flawed it can never reach any scientific conclusions”. The LAG was set up under the Labour Government in 2010 at the behest of…

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Show your support for Nature and Shooting

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The Countryside Alliance is calling on all those who love British wildlife and the countryside to respond to the European Commission’s proposal to review the Birds and Habitats Directive. The Nature Directives, as they are collectively known, have played an essential part in increasing our biodiversity and wildlife, with SPAs and SACs forming the backbone to…

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Concern Over Holyrood Air Weapons and Licensing Bill

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Yesterday MSP’s debated the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill, which would mean all 500,000 air rifles used in Scotland would need to be licensed. Scottish Countryside Alliance director Jamie Stewart, said: “We are greatly disappointed that, despite the Cabinet Secretary’s acknowledgement that current recorded offences involving air weapons are at the lowest level since comparable…

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Campaign win on Welsh dog breeding guidance

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The Countryside Alliance has ensured the particular way working dogs are kept is recognised in new guidance for local authorities granting licences under new dog breeding regulations for Wales. The Government document covers accommodation and environment, diet and nutrition, normal behaviour (which includes the socialisation of puppies) and health and welfare, and includes special mention…

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The main parties on Wildlife Management

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      The main parties have now launched their manifestos ahead of the General Election on 7th May. We bring you the main points from each one relating to a key part of our own manifesto – wildlife management. Read our own manifesto chapter on wildlife management here.  Conservative Implement 25 year strategy to…

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Air gun licensing is “unnecessary” and will not cut gun crime

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The Scottish Parliament’s intention to continue towards licensing air weapons, despite evidence that such a move will do little to reduce crime whilst increasing police costs, is disappointing, says the Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA). Yesterday (23 March) the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee published its report on the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland)…

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2015 General Election Manifesto

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Ahead of the May 2015 General Election the Countryside Alliance has launched its manifesto which it will use as a tool to communicate with all parties and candidates to put the countryside’s case. The manifesto is presented under five headings: digital communications; food & farming; rural communities; rural services and wildlife management. Under each heading…

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