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  Scotland bans fox hunting
Updated 13 February 2002, 19.28
Hunting is facing a ban in Scotland
Scotland has become the first part of the UK to ban fox hunting with dogs.

Most of the members of the Scottish Parliament - 83 to 36 - voted to make it illegal.

But the MSPs decided not to give money to people who lose their jobs or businesses as a result of the ban.

The bill will become law as soon as it's been given royal approval.

In favour


Fox hunting is now banned in Scotland
But people in favour say hunting's necessary to keep fox numbers down. The foxes attack sheep and chickens.

This ban could bring fresh calls for the same to happen in the rest of the country.

MPs in England and Wales tried to ban hunting with dogs before the last election, but while MPs supported it the House of Lords didn't.

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