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The hunting season to come

| Hunting, Latest News

As horses are being hardened up having spent the summer at grass and the yellow of the stubble fields provide a perfect place to exercise, the anticipation of the start of Autumn Hunting season is palpable. The purpose of Autumn Hunting is to educate young hounds and indeed horses and whilst the keyboard warriors are…

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Labour leadership candidates’ views on rural issues

| Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance wrote to both Labour leadership candidates asking their views on some key rural issues to help rural Labour members decide which candidate best speaks for them. We have received the below responses from Jeremy Corbyn MP and Owen Smith MP and thank them both for their input.     1. Do you support the…

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7th September – shoot seminar at Belvoir Castle

| Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation, Upcoming Events

A Shoot Seminar 2016 will be held at Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Leicestershire, NG32 1PE on Wednesday 7th Sept 2016, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, followed by drinks and hot supper. Those wishing to join us should register by 22nd September by emailing Mark Dodds at markdodds@roythornes.co.uk or telephoning Mark on 01775 842596. Speakers at the event will be: Neil Fraser,…

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CA grouse shooting film

| Game to Eat, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

With the grouse shooting season underway it’s a good moment to enjoy again the short film our Game to Eat chef Lee Maycock made for us in 2012 with the help of moor owner Mark Hancock, ‘keeper Chris Harsley and Amanda Anderson of the Moorland Association. The film covers conservation, moor burning and, vitally, the…

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CA welcomes Welsh Government decision on the preservation of Greenland White-fronted Geese

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, has announced that the existing year-round voluntary moratorium on shooting Greenland White-fronted Geese will remain and has committed to funding research in to the conservation needs of this iconic bird. The Countryside Alliance has been lobbying for the status quo to remain since the first…

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Mobile Animal Exhibits under a Welsh Government review

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Hunting, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Welsh Government has raised concerns about the use of “Mobile Animal Exhibits” in Wales and have passed the work on to the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group. The review, which began as a piece of work on a potential ban of the use of wild animals in circuses, now goes much further…

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Shooting a popular and important activity in National Parks

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

  A recent Campaign for National Parks survey has highlighted the strength of support towards shooting as a recreational activity within the UK’s most beautiful countryside, coming in as the third favourite activity in a list of 23. The Campaign launched a multi-choice survey earlier this year asking the public to name their favourite activities within…

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