Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill


Stage: 1

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to increase penalties for the most serious animal welfare offences, to provide for fixed penalties in relation to animal welfare offences generally, to increase the protection for service animals from being caused unnecessary suffering, to provide for fixed penalties in relation to animal health offences, to increase penalties in relation to certain wildlife offences; to confer power on inspectors and constables, where animals have been taken into possession to alleviate their suffering, to make arrangements for the treatment, transfer or destruction of those animals; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, on 30 September 2019.  

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