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Common sense on tail docking in Scotland

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: When lobbyists and politicians seem to be constantly proposing new regulations and restrictions it sometimes comes as a surprise when politics delivers the opposite. This week, however, the Scottish Government passed very sensible amendments to the ban on tail shortening to allow exemptions for specific breeds of working dog….

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New consultation on access in Wales raises concerns

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Countryside Alliance Director for Wales Rachel Evans writes: The Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Lesley Griffiths AM, has this week launched a consultation which includes amongst others, proposals to extend the Countryside Rights of Way Act (CRoW) for open access to land and water in Wales. It also seeks to make footpaths and…

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Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland campaign leads to salmon farming inquiry

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Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland have reported news that will be of interest to supporters: A formal Petition, lodged in the Scottish Parliament in February 2016 by Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland, seeking protection for wild salmonids from sea lice from Scottish salmon farms, has resulted in MSPs launching an Inquiry into the salmon farming industry…

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Help shape a new agenda for the countryside

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The Countryside Alliance is supporting the Rural England CIC (of which we are a stakeholder), the Rural Services Network and the University of Gloucestershire in shaping a new rural agenda. As the dust settles on the election Rural England are keen to find out the key issues that matter to people in rural areas. So…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes Scottish Parliament vote on tail docking

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The Scottish Parliament has successfully voted to permit tail docking for spaniel and hunt point retriever gundog puppies that are likely to be used in connection with shooting. The Scottish Countryside Alliance, working closely with the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, BASC Scotland and the Scottish Association for Country Sports, lobbied parliamentarians to uphold the findings of…

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CA at River Itchen day with politicians and Angling Trust to highlight chalkstream plight

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The Countryside Alliance’s Sue Shaw and Charles Jardine attended a chalk stream discovery day on Friday June 16th at the invitation of the Angling Trust and WWF. The day saw MPs including Sports Minister Tracey Crouch MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Defra, Dr Therese Coffey MP, former Environment Minister Richard Benyon MP and Parliamentary Angling Group…

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The Countryside Alliance at 20 – join the celebration

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The Countryside Alliance is marking its 20th anniversary by asking supporters for their photographs and anecdotes from the ground breaking Hyde Park Rally. On 10th July 1997 120,000 people attended a rally in Hyde Park which was organised in response to the new Labour government’s commitment to banning hunting. The Countryside Alliance as an organisation…

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“I was a candidate in an urban seat. And I can tell you that it did no real damage to our support”, Alliance Media Relations Manager writes for Conservative Home

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The Media Relations Manager for the Alliance, Tom Hunt, has written for the Conservative Home website about his experience as a candidate in the General Election and new research that has been published by the leading polling company, ORB International. Tom Hunt refers to polling which demonstrates that, contrary to certain news stories, hunting as…

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