The Scottish Foxhunting Club, which first met in the 1700s, will hold its last meeting following the new law.
One of Scotland’s oldest fox hunts has ended 252 years after new hunting laws were introduced.
The Hunting Dog Act, which came into effect earlier this week after being passed in January, prohibits the hunting and killing of wild mammals using packs of dogs, except in limited circumstances.
After its introduction, the Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Hunt – which first met in the 1700s – announced it had held its last meeting.
“We have been overwhelmed by the great support from riders and supporters for our humble hunt in the west of Scotland,” the group wrote on Facebook, adding “thanks to all the farmers and landowners who have supported us. allowed you to cross your land in difficult times. years.”
“A big thank you to everyone who has helped out over the years, big or small, it’s all greatly appreciated,” he said.
“Finally, we would like to thank our lovely dogs, we take care of them with great love and affection, often better than ourselves.”
Fox hunting, which originated in the 16th century, remains a controversial topic in Britain.
Hunters see it as an important part of local heritage, while animal rights activists see it as cruel and unnecessary.
Anti-hunting organizations have previously praised the implementation of the bill.
“This historic discovery is a huge victory for wildlife, local anti-hunting and, of course, the hunt saboteurs who have brought this game to its knees for decades,” Glasgow Hunt Sabs said on its website.
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