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Animal rights charity misleads Welsh Assembly candidates

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Press Release, Shooting and Conservation

The Welsh Countryside Alliance has called for the Charity Commission to intervene as an animal rights charity ‘peddles lies and propaganda’ ahead of the Welsh Assembly election. A section on ‘breeding of game birds’ in the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) election ‘candidate briefing’ contains a photograph of what appears to be turkey poults in…

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Welsh Manifesto – top rural priorities

| About Us, Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming, Regions

The National Assembly for Wales Elections took place on 5 May. Ahead of the vote the Countryside Alliance launched its manifesto listing several key issues we would like to see addressed in the next assembly. Headline subjects are digital communications, food and farming, rural services, rural communities and countryside management – each with three calls for action…

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We must all abide by Welsh Government’s snaring code

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Press Release, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Unless the sensible and practical guidelines contained in the Welsh Government Code of best practice on the use of snares in fox control are followed to the letter, the legal entitlement to snare foxes in Wales will be consigned to the history books. This is the unprecedented, collective warning being issued by rural organisations, which…

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The future of the RSPCA

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Four years ago, when we faced the prospect of an extended battle with the RSPCA with more than a little trepidation, the current state of the Society would have been unthinkable. This week the Charity Commission announced that it had instructed the charity to carry out an independent…

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Dragon’s Tale – February 2016

| About Us, Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Awards, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Regions

Welcome to Dragon’s Tale brought to you by your Director for Wales, Rachel Evans Spring is in the air, the nights are drawing out and the political party conferences are in full swing. I launched our Manifesto ahead of the Welsh Assembly elections which has had a great response to date. Our Wales award winners…

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The CA at the Welsh Party Conferences

| About Us, Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Latest News, Regions

Party conference season is underway in Wales and the Countryside Alliance has already hosted fringe events at the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Welsh Labour conferences on sustainable access to land and water. Assembly Members, candidates and stakeholders discussed whether more public access is needed in Wales or whether the Welsh Government should make better use…

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Rural communities are being left behind as crucial services dwindle

| About Us, Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Regions

People living in the Welsh countryside are being put at a disadvantage, the Countryside Alliance claims, after a poll revealed they are losing access to important services. Of rural people polled, 35% have lost a Post Office in the past five years and 32% a local bank, the polling carried out by YouGov for the…

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Welsh Rural Oscar winners revealed

| About Us, Campaigns, Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming, Latest News, Press Release, Regions

The Countryside Alliance Awards (aka “Rural Oscars”) were presented to the cream of Welsh rural enterprise at The Senedd, on Tuesday 9 February. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. The Welsh champions were presented with red plaques at the prestigious Cardiff…

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Questions in Parliament on the hunting issue

| About Us, Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Hunting, Regions

This week hunting was mentioned in Parliamen as Shadow Defra Minister asked the Environment Secretary “if she will make it her policy to establish a commission to examine the issue of hunting foxes with dogs before bringing forward proposals for a vote in the House on that issue.” In response, Defra Minister Rory Stewart said: “The Government…

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