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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10753: David Stewart (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 14 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how it will monitor the evidence relied on by veterinary surgeons as proof that spaniel and hunt point retriever type puppies presented to them for tail shortening under the terms of the Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 are genuinely intended for work in connection with field sports.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 30 August 2017

The Scottish Government has no plans to monitor the evidence relied on by veterinary surgeons as proof that spaniel and hunt point retriever type puppies presented to them for tail shortening under the terms of the Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 are genuinely intended for work in connection with field sports.