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Concerns over Animal Welfare Bill grow

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Before Christmas the Defra Secretary Michael Gove, published his Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill. Whilst we support the broad principles of the Bill we immediately raised concerns that in its current form it would provide a vehicle for the animal rights movement both inside and…

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Fishing for Schools founder Charles Jardine takes on marathon fishing challenge

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Twenty-four hours, three fisheries and a 60-mile run – that’s the essence of Fishing for Schools founder Charles Jardine’s latest fundraising scheme – The #WessexWaterChallenge. At 10am on March the 10th Charles will start fishing at Clatworthy Reservoir in Somerset, on a mission to catch a trout. That done, he will run the 14 miles…

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Paying for the countryside

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Yesterday’s speech by the Secretary of State for Environment, Michael Gove, at the Oxford Farming Conference confirmed the direction of travel for British agricultural policy post-Brexit. The move away from area based payments to rewards for delivering environmental and public goods is far from the revolution some have…

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2017 Social Media Round-Up

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This year has been a very busy one for the Countryside Alliance. From launching our re-brand with our newly designed logo and our new ‘My Countryside’ magazine with its fresh design and look, to campaigning in the National Trust trail hunting ban, to launching our very own podcast channel and so much more! We can…

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Fishing for Schools 2017 Review – What a year it’s been!

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Fishing for Schools founder and director Charles Jardine looks back on 2017 and forward to another year of providing this great initiative to schools across the UK. What an extraordinary year our 10th anniversary has been.  Not only has the growth of our schools activities been prodigious but we have set standards in this area…

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The Game Chef – Festive Fare

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The Game Chef survives a testing morning’s sport to offer up a “blasphemously rich” truffled pheasant and decadent potted goose for Christmas. Christmas is coming, and the goose is getting fat – submerged in the stuff in fact, then cooked until meltingly tender, and shredded and potted with a few seasonal spices. This potted goose…

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Open season for animal rights?

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: On Tuesday the Government published an Animal Welfare Bill containing measures on increased sentences for the worst instances of animal abuse, and to enshrine animal sentience in law. The Secretary of State, Michael Gove, had already signalled his intention to address these two policy areas. The Alliance supports…

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