SACS COURT RESULT AGAINST HUNT SABS
SACS are pleased to report that the case against a SACS member and terrierman has been brought to an end at Dundee Sheriff Court. The case was instigated by hunt saboteurs and the terrierman was supported by a partnership between SACS and The Hunting Office, using the top Glasgow law firm of Levy & McRae.
SACS director, Alex Stoddart, says: “Hunt saboteurs are a rabid minority, infected with the artificial venom of animal rights extremism. ...They have no respect for law, police or society and do absolutely nothing for genuine animal welfare. We are delighted with this result and would like to thank Levy & McRae for their hard work and The Hunting Office for their support. Levy & McRae and SACS have a long and enviable track record on gamekeeper, firearm and wildlife law matters. We work incredibly hard for members and are delighted to report yet another successful outcome.”
SACS protects and promotes shooting and fieldsports across the UK. The use of experienced shooters and dogs (including terriers and hounds) under current Scottish legislation is an effective and humane tool to control pest species for conservation, limitation of damage to crops and protection of vulnerable livestock. We are currently working on our response to the Lord Bonomy review into the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002. ScotGov have provided no clarity on what the review is actually looking at – unsurprising given that the Minister, Aileen McLeod, stated only last year that the existing 2002 Act was “robust” and that there was “no intention to review”. What has changed since then? The significant donation from the Political Animal Lobby, and the Conservative Party’s intention to review hunting legislation south of the Border, certainly raises suspicions about the sudden u-turn.
The Bonomy Review is a waste of public money – a political stunt designed to hit the mounted packs, but could have other, far-reaching consequences. SACS is working in partnership with the Scottish Countryside Alliance to ensure that the interests of our many members, highland and lowland, who work dogs under the current legislation are not further restricted and subjected to yet more political prejudice. Partnership, truth and courage must prevail. If you support dynamism and a fresh approach, join SACS and support our work for members across the UK. If you want to contribute to the Bonomy Review: pm the page, call 01350724228, or email email@example.com.