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Date for the Diary – Great British Game Week announced

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In its fifth-year the Great British Game Week is returning next month, November 18th to 25th, to celebrate wild game to it widest ever audience.   BASC’s Taste of Game, Countryside Alliance’s Game to Eat and, in its first year the British Game Alliance are excited to collaborate to promote wild game to both beginners and…

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Lead ammunition and ECHA update

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Where do the current threats lie when it comes to the future use of lead ammunition? The major threat we are currently facing is at the European Union level through a body called the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The European Commission has requested ECHA prepare a dossier on the restriction on the use of lead…

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Finding the right equine insurance for your horse

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Entering the equine world might look a bit scary at first glance as the unpredictability of owning a horse can be really stressful.  Owning a horse is also much more time-consuming than people usually think; you have to be there for a horse daily, rain or shine. No matter how experienced you are, whether a…

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Langholm’s harrier failings shows the dangers of short-sightedness over grouse management

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The following article has been reproduced from the latest Scottish Gamekeepers Association’s magazine     Reports emanating from Langholm moor claim only 3 hen harrier chicks fledged in 2018, less than 15 times the successful number fledged when five gamekeepers were employed as part of the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project. During 8 years of moorland…

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New licensing laws for animal activities in England

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From 1 October this year new laws will apply to five activities involving animals in England: Selling animals as pets; Providing for or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs; Hiring out horses; Dog breeding; and Keeping or training animals for exhibition The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations…

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Fishing for Schools tip of the month for young anglers – September – it’s time for the daddy-long-legs!

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Fishing for Schools fly fishing expert Bob Goble lets us into the secrets of good fishing for the month ahead. September already! This year seems to be going so quickly. Trout fishing has been up and down as regards catching for me, especially here in the south east of England. This has been due to…

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Dances with fly rods at Chatsworth 2018

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Two of the leading fly casting demonstrators in the world today will be joining forces at this year’s Chatsworth Country Fair (31 August to 2 September) for an unique celebration of casting. The director of our Fishing for Schools charity Charles Jardine (right), who needs little introduction to visitors to Chatsworth having presented, demonstrated and cooked…

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Have Labour still not learned the lesson on animal rights?

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Labour’s Shadow Defra team aspire to govern the countryside. This week, Countryside Alliance research revealed that same team had produced an article directly copying work from a vegan pressure group and a convicted animal rights extremist and published it in the name of the Shadow Environment Secretary. Farmers,…

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Countryside Alliance highlights the need for further clarity on drone use in rural areas

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The Countryside Alliance is aware that many of our members are concerned about the increased use of drones in rural areas, and as well as responding to Government consultations we are asking our members to share their experiences with us. Drones are increasingly common and used both for recreational and commercial purposes. Users of drones…

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Countryside Alliance wants to highlight the true extent of online bullying of rural communities

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The Countryside Alliance has launched a survey to ask people about their experiences of online bullying. The Countryside Alliance strongly condemns online bullying of any kind and has long campaigned to raise awareness of the issue. Over the last year the Countryside Alliance has alerted people to the online bullying that rural communities and supporters…

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