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Countryside Alliance banners make the headlines

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The Countryside Alliance’s large educational banners seen adorning the walls of hound shows this summer are proving popular among hound aficionados and newcomers to hound shows alike. The large wall-hangings give an indication of what the judges are looking for in the foxhound and beagle classes that have taken place at hound shows around the…

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Female hunter found dead in apparent suicide after online abuse

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Melania Capitan, a prominent Spanish hunter who documented her movements and methods on social media platforms has been found dead after apparently committing suicide following a string of violent threats that targeted her online. Miss Capitan, a young country sports pursuer was subject to ruthless and totally unacceptable threats on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram simply…

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Lake District gains world heritage status

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) might not be regularly in our thoughts, but this week it has done a great service in designating the Lake District as a ‘world heritage site’. In doing so it has reminded the world that this extraordinary Cumbrian landscape has been…

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RSPCA seeks power to enter private property

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Whilst the RSPCA remains in the grip of obsessives and extremists it is unlikely to take advice from anyone, however wise and well meaning. It seems especially averse to input from the rural community despite the fact that it could have avoided acres of bad press if it…

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Common sense on tail docking in Scotland

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: When lobbyists and politicians seem to be constantly proposing new regulations and restrictions it sometimes comes as a surprise when politics delivers the opposite. This week, however, the Scottish Government passed very sensible amendments to the ban on tail shortening to allow exemptions for specific breeds of working dog….

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The election results and the countryside

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: There is a theory that says the first polls of an election are the best indicator of the final result, and that all the noise and effort of the campaign make next to no difference. You will not hear many people promoting that theory this week. Today’s election…

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