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Prince Philip: the last sportsman-naturalist

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: For those of a certain age and students of sporting literature the term sportsman-naturalist will be very familiar. The great ‘BB’, Denys Watkins-Pitchford, was a perfect example and even wrote a book called ‘Ramblings of a Sportsman-Naturalist’. Sir Peter Scott: artist, wildfowler and founder of the Wildfowl and…

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Animal Rights Entryism

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Earlier this year two organisations, Conservatives Against Fox Hunting and the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, were ordered by Conservative party Chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin “to withdraw their use of the party logo and limit their operations”. This came as a result of concerns raised about governance, structure and…

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5 rural policies we want to see at the heart of the next government’s agenda

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: When the Prime Minister called a General Election on Tuesday she revealed that she had made the final decision whilst walking with her husband in the glorious countryside of North Wales. Whilst her reasoning was largely related to delivering Brexit negotiations this will be a crucial election for…

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MEPs finalise watered-down revised EU Firearms Directive to close security loopholes

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The European Parliament has approved the revisions to the EU Firearms Directive 1991, a process that began back in November 2015, just days after the Paris terrorist atrocities. The Firearms Directive sets out the conditions under which citizens of EU member states may lawfully acquire and possess firearms and this revision is aimed at closing…

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