The Scottish Parliament have voted to give further protection to mountain hares in Scotland following the last-minute amendment proposed by Green Party MSP Alison Johnstone.
The last minute attempt by the Green Party to act specifically against gundog welfare was shocking.
Last minute amendments put forward by the Green Party could have a serious impact on the shooting community.
Work is underway to brief MSPs on the available science prior to the amendment being heard.
BASC’s open letter urges the Scottish government to overturn their decision to exclude shooting businesses from the Covid-19 support grant.
These businesses need support from the Scottish Government now more than ever.
New licences will come into force on 1 April 2020 and follow on from an SNH consultation and review.
New approach to counting means population data can be secured to improve hare management.