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S5W-07577: Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 28 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the Post Implementation Review of the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010 carried out by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and whether it plans to legislate to protect the welfare of racing greyhounds in Scotland.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 7 March 2017

The Scottish Government has fully considered the Post Implementation Review of the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds. We consider that the provisions of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 are sufficient to ensure that action can be taken if the welfare of greyhounds, whether still racing or retired, is not being met. The provisions of Part 2 of the Act apply to all people responsible for animals, including breeders, trainers and owners of racing greyhounds.