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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-14708: Maurice Golden (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 19 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether the proposed ban on electric shock collars for dogs will be extended to apply to other animals and, if so, which.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 23 March 2018

At present, the draft guidance issued under section 38 of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 is being developed for dogs, since they are the animals most commonly affected by the use of electronic collars; however we are already considering whether similar guidance is required for the use of devices sometimes used for cats.