Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill


About the Bill

The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (“the Bill”) was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by the Member in Charge, Emma Harper MSP, on 14 May 2020.

The Bill amends the existing law on what is called “livestock worrying”, which is where a dog chases, attacks or kills farmed animals.

Read the Bill and its accompanying documents


A call for evidence was published on 26 June 2020 which closed on Friday 28 August 2020. The Committee is no longer accepting written submissions to the inquiry.

Read submissions received




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