We want to see the Scottish Government adopt the seven principles of ethical wildlife control when it comes to the ‘management’ of wild animals.
Please write to your MSP to ask them to support the motion S6M-03023 using our letter template below:
I’m writing to ask you to please support the motion S6M-03023 ‘Ethical Principles in Wildlife Management’ lodged by Colin Smyth MSP.
Sadly, wild animals in Scotland are frequently killed, moved, deterred, contracepted, or otherwise ‘controlled’ under ‘wildlife management’.
Wild animals are sentient beings, that contribute richly to Scotland’s vibrant functioning ecosystem and should be allowed to thrive. They are not ‘pests’ or ‘vermin’ that are a resource to be ‘managed’ or a nuisance to be ‘controlled’. Thus, any intervention into the lives of wild animals should be made under an ethical framework where ethical reasoning is applied, evidence is consulted and animal welfare is prioritised.
This is why I support the motion that notes the benefits of the 7 principles of ethical wildlife control being introduced in Scotland.
I would ask that you please add your name in support of the motion.