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CLA recognises the ‘quiet ones’ of the countryside at The CLA Game Fair
Gamekeepers and riverkeepers keep a low profile and are rarely recognised for the work they do in maintaining the natural environment.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [24 July 2010]
CLA welcomes game rearing report
The CLA today (Thursday, 13 November) welcomed the independent Farm and Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) report on the welfare of reared game birds.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [13 November 2008]
Survey reveals 70,000 jobs in shooting
A new independent study released today (Thursday 28 September) – in time for the start of the pheasant shooting season across the UK - reveals that shooting supports 70,000 full time jobs in the UK and boosts the economy by £1.6 billion a year
[News and Press/News Archive] - [28 September 2006]
"Shoot Assurance" website launched
The new shoot assurance scheme for game shoots launches new website in time for the shooting season.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [11 August 2006]
Sign-up for Shoot Managers' Seminar
A major seminar, which will provide shoot managers with a definitive guide to good practice, will take place this September in Surrey.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [8 August 2006]
CLA response to DEFRA announcement on Game Licences made today (Saturday 29 July) by Jeff Rooker at The CLA Game Fair
David Fursdon, President of the CLA said: “The removal of what amount to petty and outdated laws affecting shooting shows that the Government takes both shooting and the wider game industry seriously.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [29 July 2006]
CLA Comment: Code Of Practice On Snares
Comment from Mark Hudson, President of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) on the Code of Practice on the use of snares as a means of pest control:
[News and Press/News Archive] - [21 October 2005]
Animal Welfare Minister Tours Game Farm
Animal Welfare Minister, Ben Bradshaw MP yesterday (4th August) visited a game farm in the south of England as guest of both The Game Farmers' Association (GFA) and Country Land and Business Association (CLA).
[News and Press/News Archive] - [5 August 2005]
84% Of Public Says No To Ban On Angling
Poll Results Revealed At The CLA Game Fair Fishing Debate
[News and Press/News Archive] - [25 July 2005]
CLA advises landowners on hunting accountability
As the ban on hunting with dogs comes into effect, the Country Land & Business Association (CLA) is issuing guidance to members setting out what is permissible.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [15 February 2005]
The politics of shooting
Politicians, experts and those who value the sport of shooting will be hotly debating “The Politics of Shooting” at a forthcoming CLA London Branch event.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [28 January 2005]
Game bird sector under spotlight
Following the publication (8 Dec) of the report by he Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee into the Draft Animal Welfare Bill, Mark Hudson, President of the Country Land & Business Association (CLA) commented:
[News and Press/News Archive] - [13 December 2004]
Hunting ban is "Mad, bad and dangerous for the countryside", says CLA
In the face of an outright hunting ban, Mark Hudson, President of the Country Land & Business Association (CLA) said:
[News and Press/News Archive] - [18 November 2004]
Seize the opportunity to accept a Bill based on evidence and principle urges CLA
As the Hunting Bill returns to the Commons, Mark Hudson, President of the Country Land & Business Association (CLA) urges MPs to accept the Lords’ proposals.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [16 November 2004]
CLA in the news: peers return licensed Hunting Bill
Mark Hudson, CLA President, spoke on Farming Today (27 October) following the House of Lords' vote to try to reinstate the intent of Alun Michael's original Bill which would allow hunting to continue where it could be shown to be the least cruel method...
[News and Press/News Archive] - [27 October 2004]
CLA in the news: CLA president debates game Acts Reform
In a discussion about the Government's intention to reform of the Game Acts, CLA President Mark Hudson, and the Minister for Nature Conservation and Fisheries Ben Bradshaw agreed on the need to protect landowners from poaching.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [13 October 2004]
CLA urges peers to engage and return a Hunting Bill based on 'Evidence and Principle'
As the Hunting Bill receives its second reading in the House of Lords today (12 October), Mark Hudson, President of the Country Land & Business Association (CLA) urged peers to engage with this Bill in a constructive manner, to amend it so that it...
[News and Press/News Archive] - [12 October 2004]
Wales should take a lead on hunting
CLA Wales is calling on the Welsh Assembly Government to press for the power to go it alone on hunting if Westminster proves incapable of reaching a sensible solution. CLA Wales director Julian Salmon says that although the Home Secretary turned down...
[News and Press/News Archive] - [29 September 2004]
CLA disbelief at C.C.Tree.V.
The Country Land & Business Association (CLA) has written to the Home Secretary, David Blunkett and Rural Affairs Minister, Alun Michael to express concern about reports that police chief constables intend to site CCTV cameras on hedgerows, fences and...
[News and Press/News Archive] - [17 September 2004]
Shoots warned to be aware of 'access land' walkers
With the pheasant and woodcock season less than three weeks away, shoot managers should already have their plans in place to manage the possibility of walkers exercising their new access rights to certain areas of the countryside, warns the Country Land...
[News and Press/News Archive] - [13 September 2004]
Evidence goes out the window as Government backs zealots
'This announcement of a bill banning hunting with dogs is very bad news, not just for those who hunt, but for those in the rural economy who depend of it for their livelihoods and those who enjoy the conservation benefits that hunting affords the...
[News and Press/News Archive] - [9 September 2004]
Glorious twelfth may not be so glorious next year
The traditional start of the grouse shooting season may be quieter next year if the Home Office's proposals for tightening shotgun regulations become law - despite a 2001 Labour Party manifesto pledge not to restrict the sport of shooting. The Country...
[News and Press/News Archive] - [11 August 2004]
A grown-up look at hunting and shooting
Politicians and countryside organisation debate at The CLA Game Fair
[News and Press/News Archive] - [26 July 2004]
A ban can never be a resolution, says CLA
'Rather than wasting even more parliamentary time on a seventh bill to try to ban hunting, animal welfare groups would better serve their cause by supporting Lord Donoughue's Bill which seeks to extend similar protection to wild animals as exists for...
[News and Press/News Archive] - [19 May 2004]
Drive to highlight the importance of shooting
The huge importance of the sport of shooting to the UK economy and to jobs in the countryside is to be properly validated. It's thought that the contribution has greatly increased since the last survey five years ago showed that the income to government...
[News and Press/News Archive] - [29 April 2004]
Lord Donoughue's victory: give time to his bill to stop the taxpayer footing more hunting bills
'The Government should give time to Lord Donoughue's Bill on animal welfare rather than wasting more of the taxpayer's money on a Hunting Bill that will never be acceptable to the Lords,' warns Mark Hudson, President of the Country Land and Business...
[News and Press/News Archive] - [18 November 2003]
The CLA's hunting declaration: Give time to the bill to stop hunters doing time!
'The Government must give time to Lord Donoughue's Bill on animal welfare to prevent hunters from having to break the law' warns Mark Hudson, Deputy President of the Country Land & Business Association which has worked determinedly to promote Lord...
[News and Press/News Archive] - [3 November 2003]
Hunting ban could threaten countryside conservation
The Government's proposed 'U' turn on hunting to enforce a complete ban could threaten the conservation of Britain's countryside, as research has shown that those land owners who participate in field sports are more likely to invest in improving and...
[News and Press/News Archive] - [15 September 2003]
The glorious 12th, grouse, game and good sports
The Glorious 12th, the traditional start of the shooting season, opens today [Aug 12] with an entirely new Code of Good Shooting Practice. Prospects for the season are good after fine weather this year.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [19 August 2003]
Statement from the CLA
[News and Press/News Archive] - [4 December 2002]
Shooting Sports: 'What Future'
And details of the full seminar programme
[News and Press/News Archive] - [22 August 2002]
Minister Pledges Shooting Commitment at CLA Game Fair
The Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, DEFRA Minister for Rural Affairs, has today reinforced a pledge that the Government will not ban Shooting Sports. The announcement was made today at the CLA Game Fair, at Broadlands, Hampshire, the worlds largest countryside...
[News and Press/News Archive] - [1 August 2002]
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