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Another bumper year for shooting in the South East

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The shooting industry is celebrating another great year as the 2014/15 shooting season comes to an end this weekend. The last day of the season is the beaters’ day on many shoots, when those people who have worked throughout the season take their turn with a gun. Research undertaken in 2014 shows that shooting is…

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We welcome developments in Wales on access story

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes today’s statement from the Welsh Government that its plans to develop access to the Welsh countryside and outdoor recreation are open to further discussion, and looks forward to taking part in that consultation. Our members and supporters have been actively involved in the consultation regarding access, launched by minister for culture…

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Bird Flu and live quarry shooting

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Shooting organisations are in close touch with Defra and with each other over the handling of the confirmed case of Avian Influenza at a single, indoor duck farm near to Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The virus has been identified as an H5 variety, which is highly pathogenic in birds but it is…

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Jim Barrington’s film: “Foxhunting: cruel sport or natural chase?”

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Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: Jim Barrington, our animal welfare consultant, presents a film on hunting which should be prescribed viewing for those on both side of the argument.. The film, entitled “Foxhunting: cruel sport or natural chase,” sees Jim present the case for hunting in a calm, factual manner, beginning by observing that despite…

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