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PE1758: End greyhound racing In Scotland

Petition summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to put an end to greyhound racing in Scotland.

Petitioner: Gill Docherty on behalf of Scotland Against Greyhound Exploitation

Status: Under consideration

Date published: 11 September 2019

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This Petition has been referred to the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee.

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration

SPICe Briefing

Committee Meetings

21 November 2019: The Public Petitions Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee under Rule 15.6.2 of Standing Orders.

Official Report of Meeting 21 November 2019

Written Submissions

Read any written submissions received by the Public Petitions Committee before May 2021 on our old site

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee Consideration

10 December 2019: The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee agreed to take evidence on the petition at a future meeting.

Official Report of Meeting 10 December 2019

23 February 2021: The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee agreed to keep the petition open and include it in its legacy report to its successor committee.

Official Report of Meeting 23 February 2021

Written Submissions

Read any written submissions received by the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee before May 2021 on our old site

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Committee meetings

20 April 2022: The Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee agreed to write to Scottish Government. The Committee also agreed to write to the British Veterinary Association, Fife Council, the Gambling Commission, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, Police Scotland, the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission, the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Thornton Greyhounds.

Official Report of Meeting 20 April 2022

Correspondence

Convener to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, 29 April 2022

Convener to  the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission, 29 April 2022

Convener to Thornton Greyhounds, 29 April 2022

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands to the Convener, 16 May 2022

Scottish Animal Welfare Commission to the Convener, 23 May 2022

Written submissions

League Against Cruel Sports Scotland submission posted May 2022

Scottish SPCA submission of 13 April 2022 posted 14 April 2022