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Tell Europe what you think about their firearms proposals

| Campaigns, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

Follow this link to provide feedback to the European Commission on its proposals for changing firearms law. In the boxes for completing your details, in the first box “Representing” choose “citizen” if you are writing as an individual, “company” if you represent a trade interest and “Non-governmental organisation” if you are responding for a club or…

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Times editorial criticises LACS for “usurping the role of the state”

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Uncategorized

On Monday 7th December The Times published an editorial comment entitled “Hue and Cry – Animal welfare charities should not waste their money on hunt prosecutions”. The newspaper commented: “Britain’s last outstanding hunt prosecution collapsed last week in a £100,000 sink of ignominy. Country sports enthusiasts are justifiably calling for at least seven related convictions…

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Last Hunting Act case collapses as LACS expert witness’s independence is questioned

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

The last Hunting Act prosecution involving a registered hunt collapsed this morning, three days into a scheduled 10-day trial at Newton Abbot Magistrates’ Court, when private prosecutors, the League Against Cruel Sports, withdrew all evidence. Yesterday (2 December) the court sought confirmation from absent LACS acting chief executive Rachel Newman, a qualified solicitor, that she…

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Schoolboy creates poacher app to boost fight against wildlife crime

| About Us, Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Regions, Shooting and Conservation

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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Broadband speeds lag behind in rural areas, Ofcom report shows

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance welcomes Ofcom’s Connected Nations 2015 report released today (1 December) which shows that the reach of broadband, both fixed and mobile, continued to increase across the UK over the past year. But while we welcome the increased connectivity across the UK, it is clear that rural areas are still lagging behind. Coverage…

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Shopping with the Countryside Alliance

| About Us, Campaigns, Events and Competitions, Fundraising, Hunting, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation, Shop, Shop Products

The Countryside Alliance has joined forces with Giles and Nicola Palmer from Cedarstone Ltd to run an impressive new online shop, and there are plenty of gift ideas. We have developed an exclusive range of great new products, working with three of our top female UK countryside artists, Debbie Harris, Alice Arnold and Catherine Ingleby. The…

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Winter 2015 magazine now online

| Campaigns, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Membership, Membership News, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance publishes a quarterly magazine that is sent to all members and the Winter 2015 magazine is now online. The cover features a Grove & Rufford Hound photographed by Penny Fillingham and the issue contains plenty of fieldsports, food & farming content. The editor’s letter is below. Click here to download the issue. 2015_4_Winter…

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CA: “No case for a total ban” on lead ammunition

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Commenting on the publicity surrounding some research from a symposium on lead ammunition, Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner commented: “England and Wales have some of the most restrictive regulations on the use of lead ammunition in the world, which was brought in from 1999 onwards. The headline figures from this symposium suggesting that tens of…

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Countryside Alliance at Essex Young Farmers Game Evening

| Campaigns, Game to Eat, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

The Essex Young Farmers Club was packed for an evening of game tasting and a talk by Countryside Alliance Political Assistant James Somerville-Meikle. The event, on Tuesday 24 November, was part of the Great British Game Week which was jointly founded by the Countryside Alliance as part of our Game-to-Eat campaign. Great British Game Week is…

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