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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

| Consultation and Lobbying, Fishing, Food and Farming, Latest News, Press Release

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

| Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

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

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

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

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Press Release

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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Countryside Alliance campaign against online abuse and bullying in the countryside reaches over 1 million people

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

The Countryside Alliance Thuderclap campaign focused on raising the awareness of online abuse and bullying of people in the countryside will reach approximately 1.2 million people. The campaign was established on Thursday 30th March and has run for two weeks. Thunderclap is a ‘crowd speaking’ platform that lets individuals rally together to spread a single…

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Anti-hunt page associated with militant activist abuses press watchdog board member for involvement with Alliance charitable work

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The “Stop the Cull” Facebook page associated with convicted criminal Jay Tiernan has launched a campaign of abuse against Charles Wilson for his involvement with the Countryside Alliance Foundation. Earlier this month the Alliance launched a Thunderclap campaign calling for the online abuse and bullying of people in the countryside to be tackled. The Foundation…

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Countryside Alliance meet with Natural Resources Wales asking for clarification on Firearms Review

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance have met with Natural Resources Wales officials to discuss in detail the recent call for evidence on the use of firearms on NRW owned or managed land. Rachel Evans, Countryside Alliance Director for Wales called the meeting to voice concerns that the Alliance has regarding the review, and to obtain clarification on…

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