Petition by Libby Anderson, on behalf of OneKind, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses immediately.

Number of signatures: 1671
Date lodged: 2 September 2011


20 September 2011: The Committee took evidence from Libby Anderson, Policy Director, OneKind, Liz Tyson, Director, Captive Animals' Protection Society and Dr Freda Scott-Park, Past President, British Veterinary Association and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and a selection of local authorities (Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen) seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report of 20 September 2011 (501KB pdf) 

29 November 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 29 November 2011 (513KB pdf)

1 May 2012: The Committee agreed to schedule the petition for consideration at the last meeting before summer recess and to seek a written update from the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 1 May 2012 (401KB pdf) 

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