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Wessex Water Challenge: Charles Jardine’s training blog – Week two – A press launch, a UK record and a death wish!

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Charles Jardine, the founder and director of the Fishing for Schools initiative, undertakes his greatest challenge yet, on 7th/8th April – the #WessexWaterChallenge. This 24-hour event will see 65-year-old Charles fish at three Wessex Water Reservoirs and run the 60 miles between them, all in the space of a day. You can sponsor him here On Wednesday…

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Labour’s priorities at odds with countryside

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Yesterday the Labour Party launched a consultation on an ‘Animal Welfare Plan’ which says that it will “make sure that the UK has equal and better animal rights across the world (sic)”. This conflation of animal welfare and animal rights is backed up by a list of proposed…

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Labour ignores rural priorities

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The Countryside Alliance has raised concerns about Labour’s Animal Welfare Plan published on 14 February. The Plan contains 50 policies for wild, farmed, and domestic animals, including for the first time policies to restrict game shooting and a commitment to ‘strengthen’ the Hunting Act. The Countryside Alliance will be responding to these proposals as part…

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Shooting community reacts strongly to failing firearms licensing service

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Thousands of Countryside Alliance members and supporters have played their part in contacting over 500 MPs regarding the chaotic and failing firearms licensing medical procedure. The Countryside Alliance is calling for a fair and consistent firearms licensing service and we are grateful for all those who participated in our eLobby, allowing our concerns to be…

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Countryside Alliance welcome the results of the review on the use of firearms on Natural Resources Wales land

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The Countryside Alliance Wales has warmly welcomed the results of Natural Resources Wales’ (NRW) review on the use of firearms on land managed by NRW. The recently launched public consultation diligently sets out the evidence gathered in the 2017 review with some robust and fair proposals which now need the support of the agricultural and…

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Countryside Alliance agree that the draft Animal Welfare Bill needs a rethink

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Today (Thursday 1 February) the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee published its report, ‘Pre Legislative Scrutiny of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill.’ The Committee has commented on the draft Bill before its introduction to Parliament alongside a public consultation which closed on 31 January. The Committee recommends that…

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End of shooting season highlights

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To mark the end of the season on Wednesday 31st January, we want you to share your love of shooting with the world. We are asking all of our supporters to share their highlight of the 17/18 season on social media throughout the day, maybe in between drives if you’re lucky enough to be out…

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