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CA at River Itchen day with politicians and Angling Trust to highlight chalkstream plight

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Consultation and Lobbying, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance’s Sue Shaw and Charles Jardine attended a chalk stream discovery day on Friday June 16th at the invitation of the Angling Trust and WWF. The day saw MPs including Sports Minister Tracey Crouch MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Defra, Dr Therese Coffey MP, former Environment Minister Richard Benyon MP and Parliamentary Angling Group…

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The Countryside Alliance at 20 – join the celebration

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Wales, Fishing, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance is marking its 20th anniversary by asking supporters for their photographs and anecdotes from the ground breaking Hyde Park Rally. On 10th July 1997 120,000 people attended a rally in Hyde Park which was organised in response to the new Labour government’s commitment to banning hunting. The Countryside Alliance as an organisation…

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Sign up to the CA’s Morning Briefing

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The Countryside Alliance sends out a free email news briefing each weekday morning, featuring the top media stories of interest to the UK countryside as well as relevant debates, questions and comments coming out of the UK Parliament and devolved governments. Sign up for the briefing here www.countryside-alliance.org/sign-morning-briefing/ NB we will endeavour to email the…

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Conservatives make manifesto commitment to a vote on Hunting Act

| Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance’s political team has created this brief of the rural pledges contained in the newly launched of the Conservative Party Manifesto in Halifax. On hunting, the Prime Minister has today confirmed (18th May) that any government she leads after 8th June’s General Election will ‘Grant a free vote, on a government bill in government…

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Countryside Alliance backs salmon campaign

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The Countryside Alliance brings to your attention a campaign from Salmon & Trout Conservation UK (S&TC UK). The group is inviting consumers to help identify those supermarkets that are stocking salmon from farms which are failing to control deadly sea lice parasites. The S&TC reports: “The inexorable growth of the salmon farming industry in recent…

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Welsh taxpayers fund NRW reviews to appease animal rights activists

| Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance has responded robustly to a Natural Resource Wales (NRW) consultation on the use of firearms on publicly-owned land, but having seen evidence that a similar review was undertaken as recently as 2013 the Alliance questions why this expensive process was deemed necessary. A Natural Resource Wales consultation was launched earlier this year,…

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Protecting wildlife near highways

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A Public Policy Exchange Symposium: The Role of Local Authorities in Safeguarding Wildlife on Local Highways: Protecting Wildlife and Improving Road Safety was held on 3rd May as part of an ongoing campaign to promote deer wildlife awareness on UK roads. The British Deer Society writes: “Protecting wildlife near highways and trunk roads is becoming…

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Abusive social media user caught promoting animal cruelty on ‘Stop the Cull’ Facebook page reported to local police

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A social media user caught promoting animal cruelty on the ‘Stop the Cull’ Facebook page has been reported to the police. The Stop the Cull page is strongly associated with convicted criminal Jay Tiernan. The social media user in question made the following comment on the ‘Stop the Cull’ Facebook page in response to a…

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Defection of councillor raises questions about “Conservative” anti-hunting group

| Consultation and Lobbying, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

Surrey councillor Christine Elmer, one of the few Conservatives ever to be associated with the organisation Conservatives Against Fox Hunting (CAFH) has defected to the Liberal Democrats. News of the defection was published on the Surrey Liberal Democrats website: Top Tory councillor in Surrey defects to the Lib Dems The CAFH group is run by…

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London Marathon team has raised more than £11,000 and still counting for TCAF initiatives

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Falconry for Schools, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Fundraising, Latest News, Press Release

A massive thank you is due to the six runners who took part in yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon (23 April) in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF). Between them, they have so far raised more than £11,000 for the TCAF initiatives Fishing 4 Schools, Falconry for Schools and Casting for Recovery. This will…

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Countryside Alliance responds to post Brexit Agriculture inquiry

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The Countryside Alliance has submitted evidence to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee’s agriculture post Brexit inquiry. The inquiry will be considering the key factors influencing the prosperity of farming in Wales once negotiations to leave the EU are completed and the Alliance has detailed four factors which they believe are important for this inquiry –…

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