Lobby your candidates

As you will be aware, the Assembly elections are fast approaching. With the future of country sports being constantly questioned, it is imperative that we consider carefully which political representatives are going to work hardest to protect our rural way of life.

Monday, 4th April 2016, 9:03 am
Updated Monday, 4th April 2016, 9:06 am

The choices we make on 5 May will be of great importance and will have an impact on many aspects of our lives; not least our dedication to country sports.

The ‘antis’ have stepped up their campaigns and are increasingly lobbying the politicians to try to ban hunting and curtail other legitimate country sports activities.

The elections in May will dictate which political representatives go forward to represent us in government and we must ensure we do not jeopardise the future of our rural way of life by electing the wrong people.

It is vital that all country sports enthusiasts and supporters stand together united; a threat to one activity is ultimately a threat to all.

We have long been endeavouring to educate Northern Ireland’s politicians as to the many benefits that legitimate and responsible country sports provide and we find ourselves yet again having to defend our rural way of life to people who quite simply don’t understand how the countryside works, nor, it seems, do they wish to.

Countryside Alliance Ireland shall continue to do everything in our power to continue to fight those that oppose our rural way of life. However, we cannot do this alone and we know from previous experience we cannot be complacent.

We are in the process of compiling an information leaflet outlining some key facts and to assist our members and supporters when they contact their local candidates. We will be happy to email you a copy when it is completed. Contact [email protected] to request a copy.

Please feed back any responses you get from candidates as this data will help us to campaign effectively.