Animal Welfare legislation

Scottish Government are seeking views on proposals to strengthen the enforcement of animal welfare legislation.

  • increasing the maximum available penalties for certain animal cruelty offences (including offences involving attacks on service animals);
  • enabling secondary legislation to be made that will allow Fixed Penalty Notices to be used in relation to lesser animal welfare offences; and
  • making it easier for approved bodies to quickly make the best arrangements for animals after they have been taken into possession to protect their welfare.

Closes 26 Apr 2019

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