Under consideration PE1888: Full legal protection for hedgehogs and moles

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to grant full legal protection to hedgehogs and moles.

Previous action taken

I have written to my local MSP, Collette Stevenson requesting that she contact the Environment Secretary on my behalf.

She did not grant that request.

Background information

Hedgehogs have some protection in law but more is required. Numbers have decreased throughout the United Kingdom in recent years and extinction is not impossible.

Moles have no protection in law whatsoever and are now at significant risk from construction of housing and other premises, and wind turbines.

  • Created by Joseph Allan
  • Considered from 27 July 2021

This petition is now under consideration by the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

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