MPs recommend RSPCA ‘withdraws from acting as a prosecutor’ in animal welfare cases

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MPs recommend RSPCA ‘withdraws from acting as a prosecutor’ in animal welfare cases This morning Countryside Alliance, Chief Executive, Tim Bonner was on BBC Radio 4 Today programme discussing the report (click here and scroll to 2:38-2:46) and Simon Hart MP, Countryside Alliance Chairman was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast (here between 2:17-2:24)…

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Overwhelming support from MPs for grouse shooting

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A parliamentary debate yesterday (31/10/2016) in Westminster Hall triggered by a petition to ban grouse shooting (as well as an associated petition supporting grouse shooting) saw MPs voice overwhelming support for moorland management for shooting. Although the debate was never going to result in legislation, it represented an important opportunity to get some facts concerning moorland…

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Aintree Countryside Raceday was a great family day out

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Families, country sports enthusiasts and racing fans from across the country converged on Aintree racecourse on Sunday (23 October) for the Countryside Alliance Family Raceday. The fun started with a hard-fought charity race in aid of Countryside Alliance Foundation. Nine riders representing hunts raced over a mile and a half of the hallowed Aintree turf on horses loaned from…

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More than £200,000 raised for Countryside Alliance by London Wine Auction Dinner

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The Countryside Alliance held the 21st London Wine Auction Dinner on Tuesday 4 October in The Raphael Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum.   Billed as London’s largest dinner party; it did not disappoint. More than £200,000 was raised for the Countryside Alliance through an auction, sponsored by Roxtons Field Sports.    The dinner was chaired by…

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Apply now for Coniston CfR retreat

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Applications are now being accepted for 2017’s Casting for Recovery retreat to be held at the Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa nr Skipton in North Yorkshire from 7-9 April 2017 – apply here. The retreat is open to any lady who has, or has had, breast cancer, and will include all medical support, counselling and…

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Working hard to improve firearms legislation

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Improvements to firearms licensing that the Countryside Alliance called for back in March 2016 have now been tabled as Government amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill. The British Shooting Sports Council has welcomed the proposal to extend to the life of a certificate if a renewal has been submitted in a timely fashion and…

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Sir Barney White-Spunner discusses lead shot in Shooting Times

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Former Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman, Sir Barney White-Spunner, has written in the latest Shooting Times (27th July) magazine his thoughts on the recent decision by Defra to reject the LAG report. The article which can be read below follows the Countryside Alliance long-term policy and we thank Shooting Times and Sir Barney for allowing us…

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Success for Alliance team in the RideLondon cycle rides

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There was triumph for the Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF) team on Sunday, with all members successfully completing the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and 46 mile courses. The team has now raised more than £5,500 for TCAF charities Fishing 4 Schools, Casting for Recovery and Falconry for Schools, with donations still coming in. Despite long delays and…

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