Animal activists hail Holyrood move to firm up anti-hunting laws

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Campaigners welcome vote by MSPs to close loopholes they say were smokescreen for illegal foxhunting

The decision by the Holyrood parliament to toughen anti-hunting laws has been hailed by animal welfare campaigners as a wake-up call to Westminster.

Màiri McAllan, the Scottish government’s environment minister, said chasing and killing a wild mammal with a dog “has no place in modern Scotland”, as MSPs voted 90 to 30 for the hunting with dogs bill, which aims to close loopholes 20 years after a ban on foxhunting was first put in place in 2002.

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