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The Hunting Act makes it illegal to chase and kill foxes, deer, hares and mink with a pack of dogs. There are several exemptions, however, but these are clearly and narrowly defined. For instance, it can be legal to flush out wild animals using one or two dogs, or to use dogs below ground in …

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Man faces prison for hare coursing

by Graham Fraser, Hamilton Advertiser TWO Lanarkshire men found guilty of hare coursing have been warned they could face jail. Robert Clements (44), of Moray Avenue, Blantyre, and co-accused David Scott (40), of Carluke, used three lurchers to hunt a juvenile hare on farmland near Stirling. Sentence on the men, who both denied the charge, …

Gangs with guns hunting in Merseyside parks

EXCLUSIVE by Luke Traynor, Liverpool Echo THE ECHO can today reveal the shocking extent of illegal hunting in Merseyside’s parks. Gun-toting gangs are setting their dogs on defenceless wild animals and watching as they are ripped to shreds. And anyone who challenges their sickening hobby is threatened with violence. One Merseyside councillor was knocked unconscious …