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PE01640: Action against irresponsible dog breeding

Environment Energy

Petitioner: Eileen Bryant


Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to investigate what actions it can take to address the farming and illegal transportation of puppies.

Petition History:

The petitioner has collected 551 offline signatures.


11 May 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, HM Revenue & Customs, COSLA, the British Veterinary Association, Dumfries and Galloway Council, ferry companies, Police Scotland, the port authorities, Trading Standards Scotland, Dogs Trust, the Kennel Club and the Cross-Party Group on Animal Welfare. Link to Official Report 11 May 2017

21 September 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform to give evidence at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 21 September 2017

22 March 2018: The Committee agreed to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform to give evidence at a future meeting. The Committee also agreed to invite the petitioner to provide a written submission. Link to the Official Report 22 March 2018

Written Submissions

When considering microchips, what information should be contained on the chip?

What information should be registered on a pet passport, and who should verify that information?

Who should be responsible for enforcing legislation, and how should that be funded?

What kind of quality standards should be applied, and who would monitor these standards?

Do you think a national register would help? If so, what information do you think should be included in any such register (eg. unique breeder numbers; unique puppy identifying number)?

As much as puppy farming just ghastly, educating the people who drive the business and buy a puppy in this way is quite possibly more important! The BBC Scotland Programme was a great eye opener!

Kirsti McIntyre

23:06 on 22 Mar 2017

The government show be responsible for enforcing legislation. Puppy farms should be closed down and any breeders should follow strict guidelines. They should also not be allowed to have so many dogs being breed from.

Jacquelyn Jachontow

22:49 on 22 Mar 2017

Thousands of dogs in rescue puppy farming is cruel only serves to line the pockets of animal abusing morons!

Louise Brown

22:04 on 22 Mar 2017

This has got to STOP!

Helen Blackburn

18:02 on 22 Mar 2017

Outlaw puppy farms, punishable with minimum 4 year sentence, lifetime animal ban enforced by a further 8 year sentence

David R

17:39 on 22 Mar 2017

This barbaric practice needs to be stopped.

Wendy Wright

17:29 on 22 Mar 2017

No more puppy farms

Mellissa Sheldrake

17:25 on 22 Mar 2017

Puppy farming is cruel!!!

Maureen Woodhams

15:35 on 22 Mar 2017

Intensively breeding dogs for profit is unethical and abhorrent. The welfare of the dogs seems to be of little importance and councils and governments who licence these establishments should be ashamed of themselves.

Rosie Dower

15:05 on 22 Mar 2017

Please stop!


15:01 on 22 Mar 2017

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