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Publication - Report

Review of snaring for Scottish Government, prepared by Scottish Natural Heritage

Published: 14 Mar 2017
Part of:
Environment and climate change, Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781786528353

Report from Scottish Natural Heritage on snaring legislation, as per the Wildlife & Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (WANE).

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Contents
Review of snaring for Scottish Government, prepared by Scottish Natural Heritage
Footnotes

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Footnotes

1. by a number of Statutory Instruments, namely:
The Snares (Identification Numbers and Tags) (Scotland) Order 2012
The Snares (Training) (Scotland) Order 2012
The Snares (Training) (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2012
The Snares (Training) (Scotland) Order 2015
The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2011
The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 2) Amendment Order 2011
The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 2) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2012
The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2012

2. Offences under Section 11 of the 1981 Act are be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (£5k).

3. An SPR may relate to multiple charges and/or incidents and any prosecution may relate to more than one SPR.

4. The figures show only those cases in which the accused was convicted of a snaring offence or of a directly related offence. Cases in which the accused was convicted of a non-related offence only are not included.

5. The number of incidents represents the number of different dates on which the snaring offences included in the SPR occurred.

6. This figure includes 2 incidents which occurred in 2005.

7. Response by the Chief Superintendent of the Scottish SPCA to the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee, dated 22 January 2016,

8. "Cruel and Indiscriminate: Why Scotland must become snare-free," published by OneKind and the League Against Cruel Sports Scotland, 2016.

9. Relevant Order: The Snares (Identification Numbers and Tags) (Scotland) Order 2012

10. Relevant Orders: The Snares (Training) (Scotland) Order 2012
a. The Snares (Training) (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2012
b. The Snares (Training) (Scotland) Order 2015
The Snares (Identification Numbers and Tags) (Scotland) Order 2012

11. 3.-(1) A person is trained when that person holds a training certificate issued in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).
(2) The training certificate is issued by an approved body.
(3) The training certificate is issued to a person whom the approved body determines (by examination or otherwise) is competent to-
(a)select an appropriate location for a snare to be set;
(b)set a snare in accordance with the law;
(c)identify and remedy defects in the setting and use of a snare; and
(d)set a snare in such a manner, and in such a place, that it is reasonable to expect that-
(i)use of the snare is consistent with animal welfare; and
(ii)the setting of the snare is an appropriate method of predator control

12. and The Snares (Identification Numbers and Tags) (Scotland) Order 2012


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