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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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Actor Julian Lewis Jones joins Fishing for Schools and Welsh schools for sea fishing expedition

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Welsh actor Julian Lewis Jones joined youngsters from Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in Caernarfon and Holyhead High School for a day’s sea fishing last Monday (2 July) as part of a three-day fishing adventure, organised by the schools and Fishing for Schools (F4S). Gareth Edwards, assistant headteacher of Syr Hugh Owen said it all started…

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The rise of the British mammal

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: This week the Mammal Society published ‘A Review of the Population and Conservation Status of British Mammals’ which contained quite a lot of good news. Otters are back in decent numbers, polecats and pine martens are increasing in range. Beavers and wild boar have been reintroduced. Populations of…

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Fishing for Schools: Some of our most challenging work is with children in Pupil Referral Units

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Some of the potentially most challenging youngsters Fishing for Schools (F4S) instructors work with are those from Pupil Referral Units (PRUs). The Department for Education describes PRUs as places where “children who aren’t able to attend school and may not otherwise receive suitable education” go to school. This is often because they have been permanently…

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World Fishing Day is coming up – will you be taking part?

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World Fishing Day takes place on Saturday 23 June and Fishing for Schools (F4S) and Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR) shall be taking part. Will you? World Fishing Day aims to bring anglers from across the world together, showcase fishing to new people and show the wonderful benefits of our sport. World Fishing Day…

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