DCSIMG

Hare coursing crackdown

PC Hannah Medley, local wildlife crime liaison officer, on the look-out for people hare coursing

PC Hannah Medley, local wildlife crime liaison officer, on the look-out for people hare coursing

Police Scotland is appealing to Midlothian communities to report incidences of hare coursing.

Local wildlife liaison officer PC Hannah Medley said this was a popular time for the illegal sport as hares had no where to hide in stubble fields.

Individuals set up a beating line with their dogs to flush out hares.

What do you think of hare coursing? Email us here or add your comments below.

Once the hare is spotted the dogs are released.

“Some people do it purely as a means of exercising their dogs, others bet to see whose dog is fastest and others do it for the blood lust,” she added.
Operation Lepus is urging rural residents to report any suspicious activity or vehicles by contacting 101.

 

Comments

 
 

Back to the top of the page