Hunting Debate: Provisions of the bill

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The Wild Mammals (Hunting with Dogs) Bill would make it an offence to hunt any wild mammal with a dog, and to allow land to be used for hunting with dogs.

Powers: Police would be able to arrest without warrant anyone suspected of being about to commit an offence of hunting; provides licence to stop and search.

Penalties: Six months imprisonment or fine; courts could order dogs to be put down and forfeit of vehicles used.

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