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


Stage 1

The Committee agreed its approach to the Bill at Stage 1 on 24 June 2020. The Committee took evidence on the Bill at the following meetings -


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



    Work by other Committees

    The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee published a report on the Bill.


    The Committee published its report on the Bill on 14 December 2020.

    Stage 1 Report on the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill


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