Scottish Government must investigate fox hunt claims

Earlier today I hosted an event for the League Against Cruel Sports to screen the video opposite, revealing evidence that fox hunting is continuing in Scotland.

The evidence presented by the League Against Cruel Sports is deeply concerning and the allegations must be fully investigated by the Scottish Government.

Fox hunting is a cruel pursuit and we need to know that Ministers are serious about properly enforcing the law passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2002 to ban it.  The Scottish Government should also consider the merits of the proposals to change the law put forward by the charity.

At the same time as enforcing the ban in Scotland, the SNP should underline its opposition to the practice across the UK by stating clearly its objection to a repeal of the law in England and Wales.