Countryside Alliance Wales

New book addresses wildlife management concerns

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Foundation, Hunting, Outdoor Education, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management (VAWM) commissioned a new book, The Facts of Rural Life, to address a number of concerns it has on the management of wildlife in the countryside. The book is now available for £10 and addresses concerns such as:  • the loss, or potential loss, of many vulnerable species; • the…

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Unmask the animal rights activists

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

  Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes about our campaign to unmask the animal rights extremists: In January this year Mike Lane, Master and Huntsman of the Tedworth Hunt in Wiltshire, was hospitalised by anti-hunt thugs who beat him with metal bars and chains. Despite massive publicity and a national outcry from far beyond the…

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USO Protected for rural homes and businesses

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

The Countryside Alliance welcomes a “fundamental review” of the regulation of Royal Mail to secure the Universal Service Obligation (USO), which was announced today (16 June) by Ofcom. The move follows the withdrawal of Royal Mail competitor Whistl from the direct delivery of letters, however competition remains strong in other parts of the market, including…

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Animal rights and Caffe Nero

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming, Latest News

Tim Bonner writes about Caffe Nero and the badger cull: The Caffe Nero debacle could prove to be an important watershed in the public perception of the animal rights movement and its bullying tactics. After threats of a boycott by a small (and in some cases unpleasant…) cell of extremists, the coffee chain announced it would…

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Lobby your MP on the Hunting Act

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Hunting, Latest News, Membership, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance has launched a new e-lobby as part of its campaign for repeal of the Hunting Act 2004. Take part here and share widely. Members and supporters are encouraged to take part in the e-lobby, reminding Conservative MPs that a vote on repeal was a manifesto commitment while urging MPs of other parties…

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National Rural crime survey Launched

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Latest News, Press Release

The largest ever survey into crime in rural areas has been launched in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to investigate the true impact of offences on countryside communities. The survey, launched by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN)*, backed by the Countryside Alliance and supported by the Home Office, is calling for people who work…

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Campaign win on Welsh dog breeding guidance

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

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 countryside at the Senedd

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions

The countryside came to Cardiff on 16th May for a special showcase event at the heart of Welsh Politics. Countryside Alliance Director for Wales, Rachel Evans, organised the event at the Welsh Assembly with the support of organisations such as the NGO, Salmon & Trout Association, FUW and with Countryside Alliance Award winners as well…

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Rearing to go

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions

The Countryside Alliance has chaired an “unprecedented” meeting of rural organisations and Assembly Members to discuss shooting interests in Wales. The meeting, sponsored by Mick Bates AM (Lib Dems), Brynle Williams AM (Welsh Conservative) and Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM (Plaid Cymru), was held at the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff on 12th May. It was also…

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