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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 and Islands Committee

Committee meetings

A record of all the committee meetings


Submit your views

Views were gathered on Petition PE1758: End greyhound racing in Scotland. 

The call for views closed on 7 April 2023.

View responses to the Call for Views


Correspondence 

Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary, 13 April 2024

Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary, 31 March 2024

Michael Connolly, GBGB Licensed Trainer, 27 March 2024

Greyhound Racing Ireland, from the Convener, 15 July 2023

GREY2K USA Worldwide, to the Convener, 28 June 2023

Scottish SPCA, Dogs Trust and RSPCA to the Convener, 25 May 2023

Greyhound Board of Great Britain to the Convener, 6 April 2023

OneKind response to SAWC report, 22 March 2023

GREY2K USA Worldwide, to the Convener, 16 January 2023

Convener to Scotland Against Greyhound Exploitation, 1 December 2022

Scotland Against Greyhound Exploitation to the Convener, 14 November 2022

Scottish Animal Welfare Commission to the Convener, 9 November 2022

Greyhound Board of Great Britain to the Convener, 3 November 2022

Greyhound Board of Great Britain to the Convener, 31 October 2022

Convener to the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission, 4 October 2022

Dogs Trust, RSPCA and Blue Cross to the Convener, 27 September 2022

Scotland Against Greyhound Exploitation to the Convener, 27 September 2022

Thornton Greyhound Stadium to the Convener, 19 June 2022

Scottish Animal Welfare Commission to the Convener, 23 May 2022

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

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

Written submissions

GREY2K USA Worldwide submission, 28 June 2023

Report on the welfare of greyhounds used for racing in Scotland, Scottish Animal Welfare Commission, 28 February 2023

League Against Cruel Sports Scotland submission, May 2022 

Scottish SPCA submission, 13 April 2022

GREY2K USA Worldwide submission, 11 April 2022

Scotland Against Greyhound Exploitation submission, 4 April 2022

OneKind submission, 30 March 2022 

Say No to Greyhound Racing submission, 19 March 2022 

Scotland for Animals submission, January 2022