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The way forward for shooting

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: On Monday evening the shooting world gathered to launch the British Game Alliance, a new body which will act as the official marketing board for the UK game industry and run a ‘British Game’ assurance scheme to ensure our game meets the highest standards. The growth of shooting…

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Admiral Sir James Eberle

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It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that long standing Countryside Alliance board member, former chairman of the Association of Masters of Harriers and Beagles & Master of the Britannia Beagles, Admiral Sir James Eberle, passed away last week. Sir James had a distinguished naval career and was a passionate country…

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Support for small abattoirs needed more than live export ban

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The Countryside Alliance has called for the Government to support more small abattoirs, rather than introduce a ban on animal exports in response to a Defra consultation which closed on Tuesday 22 May. In written evidence to Defra’s consultation, the Alliance supported the Government’s objective of reducing travel time from point of production to slaughter…

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Animal rights groups attempt to manipulate Welsh Assembly

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The Countryside Alliance has responded robustly to recent anti-shooting petitions at the National Assembly for Wales.  Countryside Alliance Director for Wales Rachel Evans, the leading voice for shooting at the National Assembly, has been working to great effect to quash the accusations that are driving these petitions. One of the two petitions currently under discussion,…

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Countryside Alliance respond to missing Hen Harriers

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In response to the RSPB’s press release ‘Three hen harriers vanish in suspicious circumstances’ please find below a statement from Scottish Countryside Alliance Director, Jamie Stewart: “We are concerned to hear that three tagged hen harriers have gone missing. As members of the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime in Scotland (PAW) we condemn all…

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Bringing the RSPCA to heel

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: As you will be aware the Countryside Alliance has consistently challenged RSPCA campaigns which have affected our members. We have also asked searching questions about failures in the governance of the organisation which have allowed it to become involved in some extremely questionable activities. As a result of…

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Countryside Alliance welcome Defra’s grants for peatlands restorations

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the Government’s announcement of a new injection of £10m of government money that will help restore 6,580 hectares of England’s iconic peatlands. The Government says this vital work will abate and store an estimated 23,000 tonnes of carbon per year, contributing to the UK’s climate change goals. Some of the funding…

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