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Social media round up – 1st December 2017

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Here are the Countryside Alliance’s social media highlights this week. Please follow Countryside Alliance on Facebook, our dedicated Hunting Facebook, Instagram or our following Twitter accounts:     A very #HappyStAndrewsDay to all out Scottish members, especially those who manage that beautiful landscape renowned the world over and make the best of our wild larder. pic.twitter.com/kN4hGMCnjz — Jill Grieve (@CAjilly)…

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Lancashire school children get all of a flutter with Falconry for Schools

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Falconry for Schools spent two days at Heathland School in Accrington on 20 and 23 November teaching Senior 2 and 3 pupils all about raptors and falconry.  Siobhan Robinson from the school said: “I’d just like to say that Rhiannon who ran the course was brilliant, she was very knowledgeable and really got the pupils…

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Animal sentience and the social media storm

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: This week has seen the Government mired in a row on the least likely subject. It has faced allegations that it rejected the concept of ‘animal sentience’. In some ways it was a classic political ambush: move an amendment which the Government rejects because it is unnecessary, then…

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Fishing for Schools champions celebrated at the House of Commons

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Twenty-four young anglers from across the UK were recognised at the House of Commons yesterday (15 November) in the Fishing for Schools Champions Awards. Fishing for Schools is an initiative run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation, the charitable arm of the Countryside Alliance. It provides short angling courses to schools across the country, to aid…

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Social media round up – 16th November 2017

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Here are the Countryside Alliance’s social media highlights this week. Please follow Countryside Alliance on Facebook, our dedicated Hunting Facebook, Instagram or our following Twitter accounts:   Prepped and ready for #GBGameWeek??? Be sure to tag in @gametoeat to be in with a chance of winning a wild game cook book! https://t.co/dd4QdYUfhZ pic.twitter.com/MfZkPT4DMv — Game-to-Eat (@GametoEat) November 15, 2017 We’re…

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Two donations to the Fishing for Schools south west team

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It’s been a successful couple of weeks for the Fishing for Schools south west team. They have received two generous donations to help the hundreds of youngsters who take part in F4S activities across the region. A donation of just under £200 was handed over to our instructor Charlie Halliday at the European Sport Fishing…

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‘Rockin’ Robin’ By Clare Brownlow

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The Countryside Alliance 2017 Christmas cards are now available to order. For this year we have nine beautiful, top quality Christmas Cards to choose from and the Countryside Alliance 2018 calendar. One of the cards ‘Rockin’ Robin’ has been kindly designed by Clare Brownlow, who’s work has previously won the competition for the design of the front cover…

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Social media round up – 10th November 2017

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Here are the Countryside Alliance’s social media highlights this week. Please follow Countryside Alliance on Facebook, our dedicated Hunting Facebook, Instagram or our following Twitter accounts:   We are delighted to announce that @WilliamSitwell and @michaelgove are joining this years’ judging panel for the @CAAwards #RuralOscars https://t.co/6rrnMXnsAY — Countryside Alliance (@CApressoffice) November 9, 2017 Congratulations to our photography competition winner,…

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Hunting continues to evolve and prosper

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: One of the most extraordinary characteristics of the hunting world is its resilience. Every hunt, from the smallest pack of beagles to the grandest of foxhounds, is a self-contained community and there is a strength that comes from unity. Opponents of hunting have never even started to understand…

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Ending RSPCA privatised prosecutions

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Last week the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, announced that the Government intends to bring forward legislation to increase the maximum sentence for serious acts of animal abuse from 6 months to 5 years. The number of cases that might attract such a sentence are small, but there are…

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