Animal welfare measures in Scotland: penalties, protections, powers and a Commission

Anderson, Libby and Offor, Iyan (2020) Animal welfare measures in Scotland: penalties, protections, powers and a Commission. The UK Journal of Animal Law, 4 (1). pp. 29-36. ISSN 2516-2225

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Abstract

Proposals to increase maximum penalties for cruelty to animals in England were stymied last year by the prorogation and subsequent dissolution of Parliament, although a government-supported Private Member’s Bill has now revived these and is scheduled for Second Reading in October. Domestic legislation to recognise the sentience of animals due to the loss of the explicit reference to sentience in article 13 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union has been postponed until after the transition period and ‘when Parliamentary time allows’. Meanwhile, the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament are progressing a swathe of new animal welfare measures. These include new primary and secondary legislation and the creation of a Scottish Animal Welfare Commission.

Item Type: Article
Date: 1 August 2020
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Iyan Offor
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2021 09:36
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 11:35
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12073

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