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Armadale Tracking Project - Tags Wanted!

Armadale Tracking Project - Tags Wanted!

Marine Scotland is tracking salmon from July 2017 and would like your help.

If you catch a salmon with a tag (as shown in the photograph) near the dorsal fin, then please remove it by cutting through the plastic cord to remove the acoustic tag (black cylinder). Please note that the colour of the cord may vary from yellow.

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Tail Docking: Legislation Signed

Scottish tail docking legislation has been signed by Ministers and will be effective from 28th June 2017. As you know, an enormous amount of work has gone into this sensible change in law. Another example of why working together achieves far more than standing alone. This is a good result.

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Tail Docking: Legislation Signed
SACS: Tail Docking Update

SACS: Tail Docking Update

The Scottish Parliament this afternoon voted on the draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017; this proposes to allow the tail docking up to the age of five days of spaniel and HPR puppies that are likely to be used as working dogs, with docking limited to the end-third of the tail.  

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SACS : Review of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 (Hunting with dogs)

Following Lord Bonomy’s review of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002, the Scottish Government has announced the appointment of retired Deputy Chief Constable Ruaraidh Nicolson as Chair of the Code of Practice Working Group.

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SACS : Review of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 (Hunting with dogs)
SACS - Working for Waders

SACS - Working for Waders

An update on the Working for Waders initiative, formerly known as the Understanding Predation Project, is now available...

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SACS: Tail Docking

Tail Docking: Draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017. The ECCLR Committee today voted on the draft legislation to allow the tail docking up to the age of five days of spaniel and HPR puppies that are likely to be used as working dogs, with docking limited to the end-third of the tail....

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SACS: Tail Docking
#52 ITW Podcast - The Ethics of Food Production

#52 ITW Podcast - The Ethics of Food Production

Discussing the ethics of food production, Byron and Darryl interview Louise Gray, author of 'The Ethical Carnivore'. This podcast is supported by the Scottish Association for Country Sports.

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SACS: SCOTLAND - Tail Docking Update

A significant number of our Scottish members share their lives with working dogs; representing our members views, SACS has always opposed the ban on the tail docking of puppies of any breed destined for a working life. In addition to this submission, we respectfully refer the Committee members to our submission to the 2016 consultation into the proposal to permit tail docking of working Spaniels and Hunt Point Retrievers.

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SACS: SCOTLAND - Tail Docking Update
Scottish Moorland Group Responds To Press Release

Scottish Moorland Group Responds To Press Release

The shooting community was pleased to see the press release from RSPB, Scottish Raptor Study Groups and the Scottish Wildlife Trust calling for a progressive partnership. The press release marks a welcome change from some of the recent comment and allegations and backs up our community’s approach, embodied in the set of proposals put to the ECCLR Committee on 19th May and noted in the Committee’s decision on 23rd May to write to the Cabinet Secretary. All six organisations have...

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Scottish Game Shoot Licensing - A Joint Statement

Following this morning’s hearing of the Scottish Parliament's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, organisations representing the game shooting community issued the following statement:

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Scottish Game Shoot Licensing - A Joint Statement
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