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24/11/2013

The rural news magazine for those who live and work in the Welsh countryside, presented by Rachael Garside.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 25 Nov 2013 05:30

Horsemeat, Farming for Nature and the Wildlife Signal Box

Abandoned horses came under the spotlight this week as the RSPCA called for a reinstatement of a National Database. The call follows on from Princess Anne's recent suggestion that horse welfare could be improved by putting horsemeat on sale in UK supermarkets. We ask customers in a butchers in Rhayader ..... Would they eat horsemeat?

The future of High Nature Value farming hangs in the balance - a unique coalition of farming and conservation organisations call for more action and support. Rachael Garside visits a farm in the Elan valley where their achievements in looking after wildlife and the environment while running a productive hill farm are evident.

Plans for a new opencast mine in the Rhymney Valley go on display. The thousand acre works could employ nearly 240 people, according to the company behind it. But opponents say it could be a blot on the landscape.

And we take a walk down the railway track of the Mawddach estuary to a converted signal box which has been converted to a new use as a wildlife centre with some great views. And if you want to volunteer contact Rhys Gwynn

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