The Second Division issued its opinion in Adams v Scottish Ministers, the case challenging the validity of the abolition of fox-hunting in the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002, on 28 May 2004.  The court upheld the validity of the Act, and found that the petitioners’ human rights had not been infringed by the Act.  The Scottish Parliament had had sufficient evidence before it of the cruelty of fox-hunting, and had been entitled to take the view it did in the Act.