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  1. Great to see. I just hope you guys north of the border can persuade your MSP’s to ditch, or at least alter, the Scottish Government backed draft legislation that is currently going through your Parliament which would finish ALL that is left of traditional lurcher work in Scotland by defining Rabbits as mammals for the purposes of the Act and therefore it would be an offence to catch or even attempt to catch (hunt) them with a dog. The flushing exemption does not help you. Otherwise posts like yours will sadly soon be a thing of the past. Good Luck.
  2. But I don’t think it will if the intent or consequence is for the dog to catch the rabbit in any circumstance. As drafted lurcher work is effectively finished in Scotland. Only rats and mice are exempt. There has been pressure from political lobbyists (Rabbits Have Rights is one) close to the Greens etc to end ‘rabbit coursing’ which of course we all know is a nonsense and that there is no such thing. The Scottish fieldsports/lurcher community are surprisingly apathetic and are doing almost nothing to counter the misinformation and/or defend this traditional form of pest cont
  3. I understand what you are thinking but why keep your head down? You are defending something that is perfectly legal and entirely justifiable at present and, frankly, something that doesn’t bother most ordinary people in society. This has all come as a result of the deal Sturgeon did with the Greens to support her independence dream. It will be nothing short of a disaster for anyone who wants to work a lurcher in Scotland if the Act is passed and a sad day.
  4. Having looked at this again, this can’t be right; it will definitely be unlawful to hunt rabbits with a dog. So catching rabbits with a lurcher, whippet or terrier will be illegal in Scotland. I’m absolutely astounded how little reaction to this proposed measure there is, even in publications like CM and zero commentary from the CA etc. Perhaps worse the Scottish lurcher community seem content to just sit back and see there way of life taken away in a matter of months by a few misinformed and prejudiced politicians being pressured by highly motivated animal rights groups. Crazy.
  5. I hope they are right in terms of being able to catch rabbits with dogs but that’s not how I read it. Yes you can hunt and flush (to a gun) utilising the exemptions but I’m pretty sure conventional lurcher work would fall foul of the legislation and be unlawful if Act is passed.
  6. It is the Greens that are behind this who were obviously given assurances on this a many other of their policies, in return for backing Sturgeons independence obsession. The detail of the exemptions make no sense whatsoever but the onus will be on the lurcher owner to demonstrate such exemptions each time. Totally unnecessary and perilous. Tightening up of the drafting might just save whippet and lurcher work north of the border. At the moment, it’s not looking good.
  7. Seems to me the Scottish lurcher/fieldsports community need to go on the offensive as the Irish did/do, rather than sitting back moaning about what is surely inevitable otherwise. The starting point is to get rabbits exempted in the emerging bill as in the current legislation. Catching rabbits with birds of prey will remain lawful, for example, so why is there a proposed ban on dogs; that’s not a question for here but one of many to present to MSP’s etc.
  8. Seems to me the Scottish lurcher/fieldsports community need to go on the offensive as the Irish did/do, rather than sitting back moaning about what is surely inevitable otherwise. The starting point is to get rabbits exempted in the emerging bill as in the current legislation. Catching rabbits with birds of prey will remain lawful, for example, so why is there a proposed ban on dogs; that’s not a question for here but one of many to present to MSP’s etc.
  9. You are 100% right about things being posted on social media and forums. SACS have been trying to do something about the draft bill (including the rabbiting part) and the CA do have the ability to engage at Government level. You could still lobby the MSP’s. It worked in NI. Otherwise it’ll just happen and that’s a sad thought. I’m pretty sure it’s technically unlawful to cross the border to have a terriers tail docked and whilst that is probably unenforceable, as it would be with rabbiting, it seems anything is possible, especially with the current political make up in Scotlan
  10. The draft bill was published today. Probably take 6-12 months to go though the various stages but others will know better. My advice is lobby your MSP’s, join SACS and CA and actively press them to raise the parts of the bill that will ruin your way of life. The CA seem to respond like it’s just about fox hunting, whereas the idea that a young lad going out for a day in the countryside to catch a rabbit with his ferret and whippet may be a criminal in the future is almost beyond belief.
  11. Sadly, as suspected and warned, the Scottish Government have published the draft legislation which would make ALL lurcher work illegal north of the border. They are adding rabbits to the ban, alongside restricting fox hunting severely.
  12. BTTT. The Scottish consultation on hunting with dogs (including ratting and rabbiting) closes tomorrow.
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