Hunting with dogs to be 'effectively halted' in Scotland
Scottish ministers are cracking down on hunting with hounds in moves that will effectively shut down the activity north of the border.
They have pledged to close loopholes in the law, including limiting to just two the number of dogs that can be used to hunt down a fox in hiding.
Measures are also being planned to ensure that "trail hunting" is not adopted north of the border.
Hunting foxes with dogs was banned in Scotland in 2002 but hunts across the UK can exploit an exemption called "flushing to guns", which means letting hounds chase foxes out from cover such as woods into the open, to be shot by a marksman.Read Full Article