Devolved Regions

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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Swansea schoolboy receives angling bronze medal at Parliament

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions

A teenager from Morriston Comprehensive in Swansea travelled to an awards reception at Parliament in London to discover he had won a bronze medal in the Champions scheme of Fishing for Schools, The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s national angling programme. Alex Richards was accompanied by his parents and two of the school’s teachers to Parliament and was…

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