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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09006: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government which organisations it has met to discuss proposed regulations on static pulse, sonic and spray collars used on dogs, since it announced its plans to regulate their use in September 2016.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 9 May 2017

The Scottish Government has met with representatives from the British Veterinary Association, British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Electronic Collars Manufacturers Association and a number of Scottish Dog Trainers. Invitations have also been extended to other stakeholders. However, these have not yet been taken up.