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Schoolboy creates poacher app to boost fight against wildlife crime

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TEENAGER Aaron Christiansen has created an app for reporting poaching as part of Project Poacher, a new national campaign to combat wildlife crime. The 15-year-old’s app, created in his spare time, makes it easy to use a mobile phone to report to the police suspicious activities that might be linked to poaching. The app can…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes new code of practice on fox control to improve animal welfare in Wales

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The Countryside Alliance is pleased to welcome the Welsh Government’s code of best practice on the use of snares for fox control. The Alliance has worked closely with Welsh Government officials and other stakeholders on both sides of the argument, for and against the use of snares to ensure the new code is workable and effective…

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The campaign for hunting is far from over

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  Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: Tomorrow the Government was due to introduce amendments to the Hunting Act under a free vote, which would have represented a significant improvement. The amendments would have removed the arbitrary two dog limit in exempt hunting, making it legal to flush and shoot foxes using packs of…

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This week’s hunting vote

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Countryside Alliance animal welfare consultant Jim Barrington has blogged on this week’s vote, writing: This week will see an important vote in the House of Commons on the future of the Hunting Act; the consequences are equally important for the fox, farmers and other land managers. This is not repeal of the Hunting Act and the…

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The popularity of shooting continues to grow

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  A recent parlimentary written question tabled by Jim Shannon MP has revealed that shooting’s popularity is continually growing. The question tabled was ‘how many shotguns and firearms permit holders there were in each of the last five years?’ The answer was provided in the form of a table (below), submitted by the Minister in…

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New book addresses wildlife management concerns

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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

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  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

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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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