This Bill is intended to replace the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002.

Where hunting is allowed, the Bill introduces new limits on the number of dogs that can be used. In some circumstances, people may be able to get a licence to use more dogs.

The Bill also bans trail hunting except in limited circumstances. Trail hunting is when a dog is used to find and follow an animal-based scent.

The Bill was introduced on 24 February 2022.