Countryside Alliance

Everything you need to know about general licenses

In the wake of the news three of the general licenses in England, which permit the taking of pest bird species including pigeons, crows and magpies, will be revoked as soon as Thursday, here is everything you need to know

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Huge blow to English pest shooters as general licences are set to be revoked

Natural England has shocked the shooting community by announcing that three of the general licences in England, which permit the taking of pest bird species including pigeons, crows and magpies, will be revoked as soon as Thursday (April 25). This

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The justice league?

Caroline Roddis marvels at the superhuman efforts being made by Chris Packham and the rest of the ‘Wild Justice’ organisation. What with all this Brexit malarkey, scanning the news has never been more painful. I realise that by the time

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Scottish Government Ignores The Evidence on Fox Flushing

The Scottish government has announced plans to bring forward legislation that will “seriously compromise effective pest control in the country,” according to the Countryside Alliance. Rural Affairs Minister Mairi Gougeon has proposed a limit of two dogs for flushing and shooting

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Rural Communities Support Foxhounds

Over 250 hunts gathered at Boxing Day and New Years Day meets as they were celebrated by the farmers and landowners on whose land they protect livestock, game and other ground nesting birds. This support is contrary to the League

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Staying On Point

‘Rules on buying and selling knives are under review by the Government, with plans afoot to crack down on some items being delivered to customers. But could the changes actually present some terrific opportunities for retailers? Over the last couple

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Fox Control Laws Ineffective

The first ever scientific study into the use of dogs to hunt foxes in the UK, published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin, concludes that the law in England and Wales makes controlling foxes less effective and imposes a longer duration

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Breaking The Mould

Plenty can change in 190 years. All bar six of the 44 US Presidents have taken office in the years succeeding 1828. Britain meanwhile, has seen eight monarchs and 53 Prime Ministers in that time. It was back in 1828

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A LAC Of Perspective

There seems to be a growing sense that ‘something needs to be done’ about technology. I don’t just mean the (entirely justified, in my view) middle class pre-occupation with children’s screen time, but a sense that something needs to be

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Passing The Buck

‘A government minister who wrote to environment bosses calling on them to ban shooting on its land has said her request did not bind them to doing it. Hannah Blythyn has since been accused of ‘shifting the blame’ for the

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