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Police in Scotland are looking for three men after two dogs were spotted chasing and killing a hare on Boxing Day.

The incident happened on farmland near Thornton in Fife at around 4.15pm.


According to police, one man appeared to be in his late 30s, with short blond hair, and a stocky build. He wore a light colored sweatshirt and dark trousers.

The two other men were in their 20s, shorter and with smaller builds, both with short dark hair. They both wore dark clothes.

The dogs were a brindle brown greyhound and a larger, tan greyhound.


Sgt Chris Mutter, of Glenrothes Police Station, said: “Intentionally or recklessly allowing dogs to kill a wild hare is an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act and we take these incidents very seriously.

“The men were seen and heard shouting and whistling for their dogs off Balbeggie Avenue and Grantsmuir Road and were on foot, so I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a group of men with dogs in this area yesterday afternoon, or anyone who recognizes them from their descriptions.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.