Motion ref. S6M-02511
Keep Me Off Your Xmas List
Submitted by: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Miles Briggs, Ariane Burgess, Stephanie Callaghan, Finlay Carson, Maggie Chapman, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Joe FitzPatrick, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Paul O'Kane, Mark Ruskell, Alexander Stewart, Evelyn Tweed, Mercedes Villalba, Elena Whitham
That the Parliament supports the Scottish SPCA campaign “Keep Me Off Your Xmas List" to emphasise the view that animals should not be an impulse buy or purchased as a surprise present at any time, but especially over Xmas; understands that, in previous years, the Scottish SPCA has taken in many animals who were bought as gifts and were then abandoned once the novelty had worn off; further understands that abandoned animals remain one of the top concerns of the Scottish SPCA over the festive season, and considers that buying a pet should not be decided on a whim and that people must understand the commitment required to give the care and attention that a pet needs before buying one, and pets should always be bought from a reputable source.