Publication - Consultation paper

Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006: consultation on proposed amendments

Published: 1 Feb 2019

We are seeking views on strengthening animal welfare legislation by increasing the maximum available penalties, introducing fixed penalty notices, and making it easier for approved bodies to quickly make the best arrangements for seized animals.

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21 page PDF

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Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006: consultation on proposed amendments
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Topic

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.

If you are unable to respond online using Citizen Space, please submit your response by email or post; including the Respondent Information Form (Annex A), and your consultation response (Annex B).

Please send your completed consultation response and your Respondent Information Form to our dedicated mailbox: animalhealth&welfareconsultation2019@gov.scot

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.


Contact

Email: Jonathan.MacLure@gov.scot

Telephone: 0300 244 4750