Scottish government policy on snaring under scrutiny

The Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham MSP is to be invited to go before the Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament to answer questions on the Government’s policy on snaring.

The decision was taken at a yesterday’s (Tuesday) committee meeting where Petition 1124 calling on a ban on snaring was discussed. The petition was submitted in March 2008 by the League Against Cruel Sports and Advocates for Animals and is supported by almost 11,000 signatures.

The Committee has written to the Scottish Government several times calling for clarification in issues regarding snare use but has now agreed the Government had failed to answer many of these questions adequately. The Minister will now face questioning in person before the Committee.

Deputy Head of Campaigns and Communications for the League, Louise Robertson said: “This is an extremely positive step forward in our campaign to end the use of snares and we are very grateful to the Committee for pursuing our petition so thoroughly. Snares are cruel, indiscriminate traps and have no place in Scotland and it is quite simply staggering that anyone can defend or justify their use.”

Read more on our Snaring campaign here.

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    svaas77 said,

    Its about time Roseanna pulled her finger out her a**e!!

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