Tories urged to back new fox hunt­ing law

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

The Scot­tish Tories have been urged to back new leg­is­la­tion to close po­ten­tial loop­holes in fox hunt­ing laws.

In a Holy­rood state­ment on Wed­nes­day, Ru­ral Af­fairs Min­is­ter Mairi Gougeon an­nounced the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s in­ten­tion to bring for­ward a bill to im­ple­ment changes pro­posed by the re­cent Bon­omy Re­view – which would ef­fec­tively spell an end to mounted hunts with packs of hounds by lim­it­ing the num­ber of dogs used to flush or find foxes to two.

In re­sponse, Tory MSP Mau­rice Golden stated the party is “com­mit­ted to pro­tect­ing an­i­mals and is clear that those who abuse and in­flict cru­elty on an­i­mals should be pun­ished in ac­cor­dance with the law”.

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