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Bringing the RSPCA to heel

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: As you will be aware the Countryside Alliance has consistently challenged RSPCA campaigns which have affected our members. We have also asked searching questions about failures in the governance of the organisation which have allowed it to become involved in some extremely questionable activities. As a result of…

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Countryside Alliance welcome Defra’s grants for peatlands restorations

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the Government’s announcement of a new injection of £10m of government money that will help restore 6,580 hectares of England’s iconic peatlands. The Government says this vital work will abate and store an estimated 23,000 tonnes of carbon per year, contributing to the UK’s climate change goals. Some of the funding…

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Farming is for food

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Debate around a new agricultural policy has centred on the concept of paying farmers for the ‘public goods’ they provide which are not rewarded by the market. Amongst the list of public goods in the Government’s consultation on the future of farming, which closed this week, there was…

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Food production should not be overlooked in new agricultural policy

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The Countryside Alliance has called for productive and competitive farming to be at the heart of our new agricultural policy in written evidence submitted to Defra’s Health and Harmony consultation on the future of farming. The consultation, which closed on 8 May and received 44,000 submissions, is designed to inform the Government’s thinking on how…

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New venue for Fishing for Schools Kent at Cobham Hall lakes

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Members of the Thameside Works Angling and Preservation Society (TWAPS) have kindly agreed to let the Fishing for Schools Kent group use a club water, that is normally only open to members, for coaching. The new arrangement means F4S will be able to use Cobham Hall, which is a lovely water in the grounds of…

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Chris Packham, the BBC and a death threat

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes:  The Times has reported that the police are investigating a death threat made against the Chairman of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Mike Cantlay. The threats have come in the wake of the BBC’s Chris Packham asking his hundreds of thousands of followers to email Mr Cantlay, then sharing…

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Representatives of the Kimblewick Hunt were invited to visit The Ebony Horse Club, the inner-city riding school in Brixton

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Representatives of the Kimblewick Hunt were invited to visit The Ebony Horse Club, the inner-city riding school in Brixton on Thursday, 3rd May. Invited by patron Charlotte Steele, over 100 guests were present to hear joint-master Andrew Sallis introduce three couple of hounds and give a great insight into hunting life. The guests including patrons,…

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