This Bill is intended to replace the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002.
Where hunting is allowed, the Bill introduces new limits on the number of dogs that can be used. In some circumstances, people may be able to get a licence to use more dogs.
The Bill also bans trail hunting except in limited circumstances. Trail hunting is when a dog is used to find and follow an animal-based scent.
The Bill was introduced on 24 February 2022.
- Read more about the Bill on the Scottish Parliament website.
- Read our written evidence submitted to the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee in May 2022.
- We issued a briefing in advance of the Committee's Stage 1 Debate in October 2022.