After 20 years of the continued terrorising and slaughter of foxes, enabled by legislation full of loopholes, the Scottish Government’s solution is to propose legislation full of possible loopholes.
Although the The Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill has the potential to be terminal for the viability of fox hunts in their current form the use of dogs for hunting will still be legal under a wide range of exceptions, and provision remains to obtain licences to use multiple dogs.
These measures are at Bill stage which presents the danger of further dilution, and rest assured the bloodsports mob will be working both overtly and covertly to ensure business continues uninterrupted. At the same time this provides an opportunity to make any legislation effective and watertight.
Please keep your eye out for calls to action, and continue to give your support to the Sabs.