Land Law Finance - Issue 14 - Autumn 2019

People convicted of wildlife crimes such as deer poaching, hare coursing and bird of prey persecution should receive bigger fines and longer prison sentence, a Scottish rural group says. www.FARMINGUK.COM 30 A Scottish rural group says that illegal acts, such as hare coursing, should face stronger penalties Group urges tougher punishments for hare coursing Those who undertake illegal acts should face strong penalties proportionate to the crime, with sanctions 'applied consistently and clearly to act as a real deterrent'. It comes as figures show rural crime cost the UK £50m last year. The demands, by Scottish Land & Estates