“This new animal health and welfare payment is one of the first steps in this process and will reward farmers who take an active role in improving the health and welfare of the animals they keep.” – Rural Affairs Secretary in the Scottish Government Mairi Gougeon
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has issued a warning about lead poisoning which can result from animals ingesting waste from car and electric fence batteries, or ash from where lead has been burned
“It was a pleasure to meet with Cats Protection and discuss their priorities for changes to cat welfare protections that could be implemented in Scotland”
Veterinary services across Scotland have been magnificent throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent outbreak of Avian flu.
Bake Off Star Kim-Joy is judging a summer baking competition to help unwanted cats.
“Every single Scottish Conservative MP voted for you to eat ractopamine pork”
“Ractopamine is an asthma drug which, when fed to pigs, causes growth spurts. Canada, EU, China & Russia have banned it for human consumption, as it’s too dangerous.”
Milo was a victim of puppy farming, leaving him blind and at risk of complete paralysis due to spinal deformities.
The Scottish public want to see tighter controls on the use and sale of fireworks. Control over the sale of fireworks is reserved to the UK Parliament.
“It’s great to see such a robust and comprehensive list of commitments to animal welfare from the Scottish Government”
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed several key commitments to animal welfare