SNP Press Release

Save Me Trust Scottish Hunting Act Statement

Brian May, founder of the Save Me Trust has met Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to call for amendments to the Scottish Hunting Act 2002. The two discussed ways of strengthening the Scottish act including amending the number of dogs to be used for flushing wild mammals to a maximum of two, bringing the Scottish law in line with England and

Wales.

Dr. May also called for a complete ban on using animal scents for trail laying and stopping the use of  terriers in the hunt pack. He said, “ The people of Scotland have made it clear that they do not want hunting of wild mammals for sport. For too long hunts have flouted the laws of Scotland, and this needs to be stopped” “I fully support the amendments that the SNP are proposing today”

Save Me Trust are part of the Team Fox, a coalition of animal welfare charities united to keep and strengthen the Hunting Acts in the UK. Anne Brummer of Team Fox said “We welcome the news that the SNP will strengthen the Scottish hunting act and call on David Cameron to put in place similar amendments in England and Wales”

For more information

Team Fox website www.dontturnbacktheclock.co.uk

Save Me Trust www.savemetrust.org

Save Me Trust Scottish Hunting Act Statement

Brian May, founder of the Save Me Trust has met Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to call for amendments to the Scottish Hunting Act 2002

The two discussed ways of strengthening the Scottish act including amending the number of dogs to be used for flushing wild mammals to a maximum of two, bringing the Scottish law in line with England and Wales.

Dr May also called for complete ban on using animal scents for trail laying and stopping the use of  terriers in the hunt pack. He said “ The people of Scotland have made it clear that they do not want hunting of wild mammals for sport. For too long hunts have flouted the laws of Scotland, and this needs to be stopped” “I fully support the amendments that the SNP are proposing today”

Save Me Trust are part of the Team Fox, a coalition of animal welfare charities united to keep and strengthen the Hunting Acts in the UK. Anne Brummer of Team Fox said “We welcome the news that the SNP will strengthen the Scottish hunting act and call on David Cameron to put in place similar amendments in England and Wales” 

For more information

Team Fox website www.dontturnbacktheclock.co.uk  Save Me Trust www.savemetrust.org