Animal Welfare

Purpose of the group

To provide a forum for opinion and information-sharing about animal welfare; to raise awareness of the importance of animal welfare; where consensus is reached. to make proposals to introduce or amend legislation concerning animal welfare.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:



Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Patricia Neeson

Fiona Nicholson

Patricia Saluja


Born Free Foundation

Blue Cross

British Association for Shooting and Conservation

British Deer Society

British Equine Veterinary Association

British Horse Society Scotland

British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection

British Veterinary Association

Canine Concern Scotland

Compassion in World Farming

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

Dogs Trust

Fife Council

International Fund for Animal Welfare

Jeanne Marchig Centre for Animal Welfare

The Kennel Club

League Against Cruel Sports

Marine Conservation International

National Farmers Union of Scotland

National Wildlife Crime Unit


Perth and Kinross Council

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland

Rural Directorate (Animal Welfare)

Scotland for Animals

Scottish Agricultural College

Scottish Badgers

Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Countryside Alliance

Scottish Environment Link

Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association

Scottish Kennel Club

Scottish Rural Business and Property Association

Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

South Lanarkshire Council

Vetwork UK

West Lothian Council

World Horse Welfare

Get involved

Next meeting:


[email protected]

Tel: 0131 225 6039


Christine Grahame MSP

0131 348 5729

01896 759575