This consultation is seeking views on strengthening animal welfare legislation by:
- 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.
Responding to this consultation
Please respond to this consultation using the Scottish Government’s consultation hub, Citizen Space, at: https://consult.gov.scot/animal-welfare/animal-health-welfare-act-amendment-2019/
You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open.
Please send your completed consultation response and your Respondent Information Form to our dedicated mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can post your response to; Animal Health & Welfare Act Amendment: Consultation, Scottish Government Animal Welfare Team, P Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, EH11 3XD
Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the closing date (26 April 2019).
Telephone: 0300 244 4750