Scotland (UK): Revealed: Fox hunting foot packs & wildlife crime on Scotland’s public land.

Dear Mark,

Shockingly, our latest Freedom of Information request to Forestry Land Scotland (FLS) has revealed that FLS has continued to allow fox hunting foot packs access on Scotland’s public lands despite our previous exposé last spring. 

The FOI also reveals that FLS have been unable to stop ongoing wildlife crime which has been taking place on Scotland’s public lands since 2016, and is suspected to be gamekeeper-led.

External reports of ‘out of control’ hounds in the FOI also highlight just how weak Scotland’s fox hunting legislation is and why reform is urgently needed.

The majority of the Scottish public are opposed to fox hunting, and so, as the public body responsible for promoting Scotland’s land, we believe that FLS should amend its fox control policy to reflect public opinion. Fox hunting in any form should not be permitted on Scotland’s public lands. 

Read the expose here:

Revealed: Fox hunting foot packs & wildlife crime on Scotland’s public land

Read here:

Revealed: Fox hunting foot packs & wildlife crime on Scotland’s public land (onekind.scot)

Support the campaigns:

WAV – This is a foxhunting link, not exports – we have no control:

Support our campaign to ban live exports (netdonor.net)

Onekind site – OneKind | Improving Animal Welfare Across Scotland and the UK

The Scottish Government has also committed to reforming Scotland’s fox hunting legislation in this parliamentary session to make it more effective and enforceable. We will be urging the government not to license any packs of dogs and to end fox hunting for good. 

If you would like to help us raise awareness of the ongoing use of fox hunting foot packs on FLS land, click here for a pre-written tweet. You can also click here to share the exposé directly to your Facebook page

Our campaigns are funded by donations. If you would like to help strengthen our campaign even further, you can donate here.

Together let’s use our voices to take a stand against fox hunting in Scotland.

Best,

Eve

Regards Mark

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