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Countryside Alliance agree that the draft Animal Welfare Bill needs a rethink

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

Today (Thursday 1 February) the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee published its report, ‘Pre Legislative Scrutiny of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill.’ The Committee has commented on the draft Bill before its introduction to Parliament alongside a public consultation which closed on 31 January. The Committee recommends that…

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Swanley school pupils achieve AIM award with Fishing for Schools

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Latest News, Outdoor Education, Press Release, Uncategorised

Three pupils from Broomhill Bank School North, in Swanley, Kent are the first in the country to work with the Fishing for Schools (F4S) programme to gain the Ofqual regulated level one Aim Award in angling skills. The youngsters – Neo Goncalves Whiffen, 15, and thirteen-year-olds Harrison Mulholland and Jon Jon “JJ” Perry – are autistic,…

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Countryside Alliance applauds National Trust decision to support practical conservation in High Peak

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the news that the National Trust has shown their commitment to grouse shooting as a conservation tool by selecting three new shooting tenants to work as partners in order to help deliver the High Peak Moors Vision over the next five years. In the face of a web-fuelled resurgence in animal…

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Bristol University denies affiliation with biased anti-hunt propaganda

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

Bristol University has rejected the claim that a new ‘report’ by discredited anti-hunt academic Professor Stephen Harris is attributed to the University. A recent Sunday Times article by Science Editor Jonathan Leake, printed on 7 January 2018, titled ‘Hounds linked to spread of farm diseases’ relayed findings from a Bristol University report, funded by the…

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Make a date for the Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point at Badbury Rings

| Events and Competitions, Foundation, Press Release, Uncategorised, Upcoming Events

Dorset sporting highlight, the Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point at Badbury Rings near Wimborne, takes place on Sunday 25 February and promises to be a great day out for all the family. The entertainment features six point-to-point races – including the Wessex National – plus terrier racing and retail therapy in the shopping village, as well…

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Countryside Alliance launches campaign for fair and consistent licensing with appearance on Countryfile

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The Countryside Alliance featured in a BBC Countryfile investigation into the failing medical procedures associated with firearms licensing. The Countryside Alliance has been at the forefront of lobbying the Government to resolve the increasingly chaotic situation, and used the broadcast to launch a Campaign for Fair and Consistent Licensing. Everyone who wants to see an…

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Fishing for Schools founder Charles Jardine takes on marathon fishing challenge

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

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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Hunting forever, for everyone!

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

As hundreds of thousands of people across the countryside get ready to support their local hunts on Boxing Day new research undertaken by the Countryside Alliance confirms that hunting is younger and more diverse than ever before. Over 250 hunts will meet on Tuesday 26th December in every corner of the countryside as hunting celebrates…

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

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

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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