Vegan anti is new shadow secretary for rural affairs

Kerry McCarthy, the Labour MP for Bristol East, has been appointed shadow secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by Jeremy Corbyn. Ms McCarthy is a vegan, a Vice President of the League Against Cruel Sports and has reportedly

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Lead fallout

Sir Barney White-Spunner has resigned from the Lead Ammunition Group (LAG) following what he called “abuses of process”. The executive chairman of the Countryside Alliance resigned in protest after the circulation of an unapproved report, which the majority of the

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Manifesto summaries

The Countryside Alliance has released a handy summary guide to the various parties’ manifestos in the run up to the general elections.  With each manifesto published, the Countryside Alliance has reviewed each party in regards to their rural commitments, including digital communication,

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Shooters welcome new firearms fees

The new firearms licensing fees have been announced, and leading shooting organisations have been happy with the price.    BASC, the Countryside Alliance and the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation have been among the first to approve the price outlined by the Home

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Labour targets "shooting estates"

Labour has, in the run up to the general elections, unleashed an animal welfare policy document aimed at shooters. The document, “Labour: Protecting Animals”, claims that the party will “reduce animal cruelty on shooting estates.” BASC has suggested that the

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Questions in the House of Commons

Over 130 BASC members quizzed senior MPs on shooting in the House of Commons this month. The panel consisted of representatives from several parties, including: Lord de Mauley, DEFRA minister responsible for shooting; Angela Smith MP, Labour shadow minister responsible for

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Labour’s unfair licence fees

BASC has written to the shadow chancellor following an interview in which Ed Balls alluded to Labour’s plans for new gun licence charges.

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