New welfare proposals don’t go anywhere near far enough

The Scottish Government has this morning announced it’s Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill.

Assurances that Scotland’s inadequate and ineffective animal welfare legislation would be properly strengthened have not been honoured.

Scotland for Animals believes that the Bill is an opportunity to secure real protection for animals, but in it’s current form is grossly deficient.

Animal abuse must now be recognised in law as a crime against society, and procedures of reporting, investigation, prosecution and penalty must reflect this.

Throughout the progress of this Bill we ask that you support us in pressing government and MSPs to make changes.

We can’t, and won’t allow them to continue to leave animals vulnerable.

See our plans for a new approach here;



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