Review of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002
On 26 December 2015, the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Dr Aileen McLeod, announced that the Right Hon Lord Bonomy would lead a review into the operation of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002.
Written submissions were invited between 1 February and 31 March 2016.
The review considers whether the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 provides sufficient protection for wild mammals, while at the same time allowing effective and humane control of wild mammals, such as foxes, where necessary.
The review considers whether predator control is necessary to protect livestock or wildlife
The review does not take a view on any particular incident or allegation
The review does not consider the operation of other wildlife legislation unless it has a direct bearing on the operation of the 2002 Act
The review does not consider other types of predator or pest control.