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PE01664: Greater protection for mountain hares

Environment Energy

Petitioner: Harry Huyton on behalf of OneKind


Date Lodged: 09 June 2017

Calling upon the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce greater protection for mountain hares on both animal welfare and conservation grounds, which may include: introducing a three-year moratorium on all mountain hare killing, permitting culls and driven hunts only under licence, and ending all culling and driven hunting of mountain hares within Scotland's national parks using a nature conservation order.

Petition History:

This petition has now been referred to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee. You can view any further updates on this petition on the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee's webpage


14 September 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Land and Estates, the James Hutton Institute and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. Link to Official Report 14 September 2017 (538KB pdf)

21 December 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 21 December 2017

10 May 2018: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the petitioner. Link to Official Report 10 May 2018 

28 June 2018: The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee under Standing Order Rule 15.6.2 for consideration as part of its work on biodiversity in relation to Grouse Moor Management. Link to Official Report 28 June 2018

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