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The hunting season to come

| Hunting, Latest News

As horses are being hardened up having spent the summer at grass and the yellow of the stubble fields provide a perfect place to exercise, the anticipation of the start of Autumn Hunting season is palpable. The purpose of Autumn Hunting is to educate young hounds and indeed horses and whilst the keyboard warriors are…

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Labour leadership candidates’ views on rural issues

| Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance wrote to both Labour leadership candidates asking their views on some key rural issues to help rural Labour members decide which candidate best speaks for them. We have received the below responses from Jeremy Corbyn MP and Owen Smith MP and thank them both for their input.     1. Do you support the…

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CA welcomes Welsh Government decision on the preservation of Greenland White-fronted Geese

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, has announced that the existing year-round voluntary moratorium on shooting Greenland White-fronted Geese will remain and has committed to funding research in to the conservation needs of this iconic bird. The Countryside Alliance has been lobbying for the status quo to remain since the first…

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Shooting a popular and important activity in National Parks

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

  A recent Campaign for National Parks survey has highlighted the strength of support towards shooting as a recreational activity within the UK’s most beautiful countryside, coming in as the third favourite activity in a list of 23. The Campaign launched a multi-choice survey earlier this year asking the public to name their favourite activities within…

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Elevating the status of British dressage

| Hunting, Latest News

Congratulations to our Olympic dressage team Charlotte Dujardin, Fiona Bigwood, Carl Hester and Spencer Wilton who put up a stellar performance to clinch a team silver medal at Rio 2016. Charlotte then went onto retain her individual title with a huge 93.857% in the Freestyle to music that not even the Germans who claimed team…

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Our brief on grouse shooting & moorland management

| Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

Ahead of the 12th August, the traditional start of the grouse shooting season, the Countryside Alliance has sent a “key questions answered” brief to MPs. The brief begins: There is a lot of misunderstanding about grouse shooting and its associated moorland management. The questions and answers below provide a factual response to the most common concerns….

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