The consultation provided an opportunity for selected stakeholders to scrutinise and comment on the proposals. The consultation was emailed directly to each organisation/individual and the majority of respondents submitted their responses via email.
The evidence gathered from the consultation will inform any amendments we will introduce to the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Powers and Protections) (Scotland) Bill, as it progresses through the Scottish Parliament.
The proposals were formulated into seven specific questions for those responding to the consultation. The responses received to each of these seven questions are presented in the following section of the report.