Scottish Government’s proposed tail shortening exemption for working dogs

 

About the Inquiry

The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee is considering the draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.

The draft Regulations, which must be considered by the Committee by 20 June 2017, would permit the shortening, by up to a third and by a vet, of the tails of Spaniel and Hunt Point Retriever puppies where a vet believes they are likely to be used as a working dog and possibly risk serious tail injury in later life.

Timetable

On 15 June 2017, the Committee published its report on the draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.

The Committee took evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on 13 June 2017 on the draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.

The Committee took evidence from stakeholders on 30 May 2017 on the draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2017..

 

 

 

Evidence

The Committee issued a call for evidence as part of its consideration of the draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.  You can read the submissions below.

Read written submissions on tail shortening

Please note, the Committee's call for evidence on this subject closed on 2 June 2017 and any further representations received cannot be considered formally by the Committee.

Correspondence

Letter received from Judith Brown, Scottish Government Legal Adviser, notifying the Committee of a correction she wishes to make in relation to the oral evidence she gave to the Committee at its meeting on 13 June 2017.