Re-Introduction of the Valuation of Shooting Rights and Deer Forests issued in Scotland

| Campaigns, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016, one of the more controversial pieces of legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament, came into force on 22 April 2016. Part 6 of the Act repeals the exclusion of shootings and deer forests from the Ratings Valuation Roll established by the Conservative Government in the 1990s. Announcing her intentions…

Continue Reading

Countryside Alliance discusses Brexit and shooting with Environment Secretary, Michael Gove

| Consultation and Lobbying, Game to Eat, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner, and Head of Policy, Sarah Lee met the Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove MP, on Monday this week (11th September) to discuss rural issues and the impact of Brexit on the countryside and rural communities. It was a great opportunity for the Countryside Alliance to raise…

Continue Reading

Update on the European Consultation on the continued use of lead shot

| Shooting, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorised

The European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) consultation, directed by the European Commission, sought scientific evidence for and against its proposal to harmonise European legislation governing the use of lead shot over wetlands. In addition, the consultation requested feedback on proposals to add ‘peatlands’ to the current restrictions, the banning of possession of lead cartridges on or…

Continue Reading

CA’s Liam Stokes to address the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club AGM

| Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation, Upcoming Events

The Countryside Alliance’s Head of Shooting, Liam Stokes (pictured), will be addressing the fourth annual Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Ladies’ Shooting Conference which will be taking place at The Chateau Impney Hotel in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, on 30th September 2017. Liam will be updating delegates on the key issues facing shooting at present and our…

Continue Reading

Natural Resources Wales use of firearms review underway with over 20 NRW staff involved in the process

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The much-criticised review of whether the use of firearms is appropriate on Natural Resources Wales (NRW) owned or managed land for third party activity and pest control is now well underway with no fewer than 20 NRW paid employees involved in the process, excluding the team responsible for collating responses and elected NRW board members….

Continue Reading

Countryside Alliance will hold BBC to account

| Campaigns, Our Blog, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance’s Head of Shooting Liam Stokes writes: The BBC Trust could not have been clearer in its 2016 report – Chris Packham’s campaigning activities should be subject to regular and formal assessments to avoid harming the BBC’s reputation for impartiality. Based on recent pronouncements those reviews clearly aren’t happening, and we at the Countryside…

Continue Reading

Countryside Alliance forcefully responds to European consultation on further restrictions to lead shot

| Shooting

The Countryside Alliance has provided an in depth response to a European consultation on the future use of lead shot over wetlands, stating firmly that there is no scientific evidence for a change from the current legislation and no requirement for further restrictions. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) consultation, requested by the European Commission, sought…

Continue Reading

Countryside Alliance asks the BBC to respond as Chris Packham calls shooters ‘psychopaths’ before addressing animal rights march

| Latest News, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance has written to the BBC due to concerns over Chris Packham’s animal rights campaigning. Today (12th August) Chris Packham led a protest march on Downing Street, calling for the banning of legal grouse shooting and legal hunting and an end to the Government’s badger cull policy. Whilst promoting this protest march Mr…

Continue Reading

Countryside Alliance unite with BASC to condemn Chris Packham’s high street campaign

| Campaigns, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance and BASC have today united in condemnation of Chris Packham as leading high street businesses demand the BBC presenter stops claiming their support for his latest anti-shooting campaign. Waitrose, Premier Inn, Costa Coffee, Next and Allianz have all confirmed they have not given permission for the ‘Ethical Consumer’ co-operative to use their logos on its…

Continue Reading

Latest Tweet: