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

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Shooting

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

| Consultation and Lobbying, Shooting

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

| Shooting

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

| Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

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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Animal rights groups attempt to manipulate Welsh Assembly

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

The Countryside Alliance has responded robustly to recent anti-shooting petitions at the National Assembly for Wales.  Countryside Alliance Director for Wales Rachel Evans, the leading voice for shooting at the National Assembly, has been working to great effect to quash the accusations that are driving these petitions. One of the two petitions currently under discussion,…

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Reason and Pragmatism on Lead are vital

| Our Blog, Shooting

The following article by Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside Alliance, first appeared in Shooting Times 2nd May 2018.    The threat to lead ammunition has not disappeared. As an organisation that has always stood up for the appropriate use of lead ammunition, this is a good time to reflect on where the Countryside Alliance stands…

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Countryside Alliance welcome Defra’s grants for peatlands restorations

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance welcomes the Government’s announcement of a new injection of £10m of government money that will help restore 6,580 hectares of England’s iconic peatlands. The Government says this vital work will abate and store an estimated 23,000 tonnes of carbon per year, contributing to the UK’s climate change goals. Some of the funding…

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