Unfortunately, there is a darker side to Scotland, often hidden from visitors and locals alike. Wildlife persecution – legal and illegal – is widespread and ‘country sports’ play a dominant role in rural land management and politics. This guide aims to raise awareness of wildlife persecution, and to educate the public so that countryside visitors… Read more
For the 2021 elections to the Scottish Parliament, OneKind is calling on all parties and candidates to prioritise animal welfare in the next session. We look forward to working together to make Scotland a better place for animals. OneKind is calling for: Education to improve understanding of companion animal needs, and regulation of how they… Read more
OneKind’s consultation response on controls on the import and export of hunting trophies. Our preference is for a ban on all hunting trophies entering and leaving the UK.
Mountain hares are routinely shot in Scotland – even in the Cairngorms National Park – by hunting parties out for the thrill and gamekeepers managing land for red grouse shooting.
OneKind’s response to Alison Johnstone MSP’s Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland Bill). We are largely very supportive of the proposals, that would offer greater legal protection to Scotland’s foxes and hares and close the loophole that currently allows fox hunting to continue.
OneKind’s response to the Scottish Government’s Animal Health and Welfare Act Amendment Consultation.
This briefing was produced to help OneKind Animal Advocates writer letters in support of a ban on snares in Scotland.
This briefing was produced to help OneKind Animal Advocates write letters in support of a real fox hunting ban in Scotland.
This briefing was produced to help OneKind Animal Advocates writer letters in support of our campaign to end the mass killing of mountain hares in Scotland.
This briefing was produced to help OneKind’s supporters write letters in support of our campaign calling on VisitScotland to stop promoting recreational mountain hare killing.
This report was produced by OneKind to expose the scale of mountain hare killing for recreational purposes in Scotland.
OneKind’s submission to the review of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 by Lord Bonomy for the Scottish Government. We make the case for the Act to be strengthened and loopholes to be closed so that fox hunting is banned in Scotland for good.
This briefing note by OneKind was produced to highlight why Scotland’s iconic mountain hare must be protected from persecution.
OneKind has responded to the Scottish Government consultation on a proposed introduction to permit tail docking of working Spaniels and Hunt Point Retrievers.
Hunting wild mammals with dogs has been established as seriously compromising the welfare of the hunted animal. This led the Scottish Parliament to pass the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002, intended to ban hunting with dogs. This briefing was produced to highlight the need for the Act to be reviewed.
We believe that the central principle in this debate should be that the culling of deer should be kept to an absolute minimum. Wherever possible, alternatives to culling should be used both to control the size of the deer population and as a means of avoiding damage by deer to woodlands and agricultural production of… Read more
This OneKind Manifesto sets out some key recommendations for the next Scottish Parliament. Compassion, respect and protection of animals must be the responsibility of everyone. That’s what OneKind is all about. But Parliament can make a significant difference by setting a clear agenda to prioritise the welfare and protection of animals.
OneKind would like to state at the outset that we are equally concerned about the welfare of badgers and cattle. We believe that the Government’s approach to tackling bovine TB must be science-based and must take full account of the welfare of both of these species.
We welcome the scientific study by the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College on the risk factors for tail injuries in dogs, and the clarification it provides about these issues.
We welcome the opportunity to comment on the draft code of practice on the welfare of gamebirds reared for sporting purposes. Our responses to key questions in the consultation are set out in the document.
This OneKind Manifesto sets out some key recommendations for the next UK government, and the next Parliament. Compassion, respect and protection of animals must be the responsibility of everyone. That’s what OneKind is all about. But Parliament can make a significant difference by setting a clear agenda to prioritise the welfare and protection of animals.