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Support for small abattoirs needed more than live export ban

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The Countryside Alliance has called for the Government to support more small abattoirs, rather than introduce a ban on animal exports in response to a Defra consultation which closed on Tuesday 22 May. In written evidence to Defra’s consultation, the Alliance supported the Government’s objective of reducing travel time from point of production to slaughter…

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Animal rights groups attempt to manipulate Welsh Assembly

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The Countryside Alliance has responded robustly to recent anti-shooting petitions at the National Assembly for Wales.  Countryside Alliance Director for Wales Rachel Evans, the leading voice for shooting at the National Assembly, has been working to great effect to quash the accusations that are driving these petitions. One of the two petitions currently under discussion,…

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Countryside Alliance welcome Defra’s grants for peatlands restorations

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the Government’s announcement of a new injection of £10m of government money that will help restore 6,580 hectares of England’s iconic peatlands. The Government says this vital work will abate and store an estimated 23,000 tonnes of carbon per year, contributing to the UK’s climate change goals. Some of the funding…

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Food production should not be overlooked in new agricultural policy

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The Countryside Alliance has called for productive and competitive farming to be at the heart of our new agricultural policy in written evidence submitted to Defra’s Health and Harmony consultation on the future of farming. The consultation, which closed on 8 May and received 44,000 submissions, is designed to inform the Government’s thinking on how…

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New venue for Fishing for Schools Kent at Cobham Hall lakes

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Members of the Thameside Works Angling and Preservation Society (TWAPS) have kindly agreed to let the Fishing for Schools Kent group use a club water, that is normally only open to members, for coaching. The new arrangement means F4S will be able to use Cobham Hall, which is a lovely water in the grounds of…

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