Monthly Archives: June 2017

22 Jun 2017

EECLR vote in favour of relaxing Scottish tail docking laws

Last Tuesday Scotland’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee (ECCLR) voted in favour of a motion to allow tail docking in spaniels and hunt point retrievers. A full chamber vote in the Scottish Parliament will now take place. The motion proposes permitting tail docking of up to a third in working spaniel and hunt point retriever puppies under five days old. Support for the amendment has been criticised by the British Veterinary Association (BVA). Melissa Donald, BVA Scottish Branch […]

13 Jun 2017

First OIE Global Strategy for Animal Welfare adopted by 180 countries

The first OIE Global Strategy on Animal Welfare has been adopted by 180 countries. The aim of the Strategy is to achieve “A world where the welfare of animals is respected, promoted and advanced, in ways that complement the pursuit of animal health, human well-being, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability.” The Strategy is based on four principles: Development of international animal welfare standards; Enhancement of capacity building and training of Veterinary Services; Communication with governments, national and international organisations, and […]