What is not in the Bill

A number of animal welfare issues are being pursued out-with the Bill. These are set out in correspondence (below) from the Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment and include:

•   Scottish Animal Welfare Commission

•   Licensing of animal breeding, pet sales and sanctuaries/rehoming activities

•   Fox Hunting & Wildlife Welfare Issues (related to the Bonomy review)

•   Public safety and dog control

•   Members Bills - Responsible Breeding and Ownership of Dogs; licensing threshold for dog breeders and; protection of other animals (livestock)

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