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Countryside Alliance statement on proposed changes to firearms regulation

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting and Conservation

Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside Alliance, said: “The European Commission has today announced that it will be amending  the  Firearms Directive to make it more difficult to acquire firearms, including deactivated firearms, with the aim of  improving traceability and stronger co-operation between member states. “However, the Countryside Alliance is concerned that at least…

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

The Countryside Alliance is happy to back CountryCoats2Syria, a new initiative set up to enable the rural community to respond to the Syrian crisis, helping to save lives in Syria and the surrounding area. Working in association with the charity Syria Relief (, CountryCoats2Syria’s vision is to engage agricultural and country sports communities to gather…

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Try a taste of game during Great British Game Week 2015

| Campaigns, Food and Farming, Game to Eat, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting and Conservation

Game dishes will be served across the country as part of Great British Game Week, 22nd-29th November 2015, which celebrates all that is great about British game meat. The week is aimed at introducing people to the taste of game and providing opportunities for businesses to come together to promote the benefits of buying and…

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Hunting the wrong debate

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News

The Countryside Alliance is never shy of debating controversial issues and is especially keen to expose the hypocrisy and bigotry of arguments against hunting. There is a point, however, in some debates when prejudice is so fixed and arguments so illogical that there is no point engaging. Strangely Winchester University has managed to create just…

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The Prime Minister’s piece from our Spring 2015 magazine

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

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, wrote for our Spring magazine ahead of the General Election on 7th May, but his piece is no less interesting post-Election. Mr Cameron wrote: I am proud of our country’s rural identity – and my own rural heritage. Having been brought up in the beautiful village of Peasemore in Berkshire,…

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