- May 7, 2010
The mass culling of mountain hares in Scotland has been banned under a new ruling by Scottish parliament which gives the species protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
The Scottish parliament has voted to extend legal protection of mountain hares and effectively ban mass killing of the species. On 17 June ,2020. MSPs voted to give the species year-round protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act and prevent the killing or injuring of mountain hares unless a special licence is issued.
Mainly due to actual research, and not knee jerk conservationists.
2018 study in the Journal of Applied Ecology by the late Adam Watson found that the species had declined catastrophically compared to the 1950s
So please amend or retract your blanket statement.
Edited, can't have inaccurate statements, has the ban made a difference to the grouse population?