Scottish Government Launches Animal Welfare Consultation

A consultation on protecting wild mammals in Scotland has been announced by Scotland’s Environment Secretary. It follows a review of the operation of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002, which was undertaken in 2016.

The Secretary said: “This consultation seeks to explore recommendations to improve animal welfare legislation and the contributions we receive will be of considerable value in informing our thinking.

“Scotland led the way in 2002 by banning the hunting of wild mammals with dogs and we remain committed to improving animal welfare across the board,” she is quoted as saying.

The consultation will run until Wednesday 31st January 2018.

Source: Scottish Legal News: Monday 9th October 2017

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