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Countryside Alliance forcefully responds to European consultation on further restrictions to lead shot

| Shooting

The Countryside Alliance has provided an in depth response to a European consultation on the future use of lead shot over wetlands, stating firmly that there is no scientific evidence for a change from the current legislation and no requirement for further restrictions. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) consultation, requested by the European Commission, sought…

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The Duke of Beaufort

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News

It is with great sadness that we learned this week of the death of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort at the age of 89. Polly Portwin, Head of Hunting at the Countryside Alliance, paid tribute to the late Duke, saying: “The countryside has lost a true friend in the passing of His Grace, the…

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Fishing for Schools casts its net further to support mental health groups in the South East

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

With the school summer holidays on-going, the Fishing for Schools Kent team has been extending the benefits of fishing to adults and young people from three mental health groups. The benefits of fishing to mind and body are well known. The most obvious boon is that common to all activities that take us out into…

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Ladies with breast cancer: apply for Arundell Arms fly fishing retreat in Devon by 5 September

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing, Latest News

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR), the fly fishing therapy programme for ladies with breast cancer, will close its Devon retreat to registrations at 4pm on 5th September, so ladies should register now. The programme marries counselling and medical advice with the sport of fly fishing and enables ladies to bond, learn a new…

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Working together to reduce rural crime

| Latest News, Press Release

Rural crime is estimated to have cost the UK £39m in 2016, according to the annual NFU rural crime report, released today (14th August). Data from the report shows that rural crime is costing those in the countryside 20 per cent more in the first half of this year compared to the same period last…

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15 best moments of the Glorious Twelfth

| Latest News, Our Blog

Saturday 12th August marked the start of the grouse shooting season and it certainly was glorious…   1. Those views   No Sunday blues for anyone who was lucky enough to shoot grouse yesterday! . . #glorioustwelfth #shotgun #shooting #fieldsports #hullcartridge #thegunroomlondon #scotland #braemar #countryside #countrysports #grouse #grousemoor #heatherhills #purpleoffice #gundog #labrador #spaniel #hunting 📸:…

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Countryside Alliance asks the BBC to respond as Chris Packham calls shooters ‘psychopaths’ before addressing animal rights march

| Latest News, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance has written to the BBC due to concerns over Chris Packham’s animal rights campaigning. Today (12th August) Chris Packham led a protest march on Downing Street, calling for the banning of legal grouse shooting and legal hunting and an end to the Government’s badger cull policy. Whilst promoting this protest march Mr…

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Countryside Alliance unite with BASC to condemn Chris Packham’s high street campaign

| Campaigns, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance and BASC have today united in condemnation of Chris Packham as leading high street businesses demand the BBC presenter stops claiming their support for his latest anti-shooting campaign. Waitrose, Premier Inn, Costa Coffee, Next and Allianz have all confirmed they have not given permission for the ‘Ethical Consumer’ co-operative to use their logos on its…

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