A consultation about proposed changes to the rules for bringing companion animals into Great Britain. Changes such as banning the import of very young and pregnant animals could help tackle the puppy trade.
Consultation response assessing proposed changes to dog control legislation in Scotland, April 2021.
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 response to SG consultation on dog, cat and rabbit breeding, November 2018
OneKind’s consultation response to the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Powers and Protections) (Scotland) Bill. We are fully supportive of the proposals to increase maximum penalties under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.
OK response to SG consultation on licensing and registration of sanctuaries and rescues, March 2018.
Parliamentary briefing for the Stage 1 debate on the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill.
OneKind’s response to the Scottish Government’s Animal Health and Welfare Act Amendment Consultation.
OneKind’s response to the Scottish Government consultation on fireworks in which we believe there should be stronger regulations on the sale and use of fireworks to make sure animals are not caused unnecessary suffering.
This briefing was produced to help OneKind Animal Advocates answer the Scottish Government’s consultation on the licensing of dog, cat and rabbit breeding activities in Scotland.
OneKind’s response to the consultation on the Proposed Pet Shop (Licensing) (Scotland) Bill.
MSP Briefing on electric shock collars for Members Debate on Motion S5M-08960 in the name of Maurice Golden MSP
The traffickers, dealers and breeders who are putting profit before welfare. This report exposes Scotland’s puppy profiteers and puts forward an eight-point plan to reform the puppy trade and protect the dogs and puppies caught up in it.
Brexit poses a wide range of challenges and opportunities to animal welfare in Scotland and the UK. These are described in this report, Brexit – getting the best deal for animals, produced by a partnership of 37 animal welfare charities including OneKind.
A 10 point plan for animal welfare as the United Kingdom exits from the European Union.
OneKind’s submission to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee on the draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017.
This report was produced by OneKind to help put the animal welfare case to MSPs, press and the public, to ensure dogs are protected from unnecessary pain and long-term behavioural stresses.
This report has been produced to support the ongoing review of pet vending legislation in Scotland and contains the results of six months of monitoring of online adverts for exotic animals in Scotland. The report concludes with recommendations to improve the regulation of the online trade so that the welfare of animals sold online is properly… Read more
These comments on the proposed review of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 were submitted to the Scottish Government in August 2016. We make the case for stronger sentencing of animal cruelty crimes, new secondary legislation to make the Act more effective and greater effort and support for enforcement at the Local Authority… Read more
For the 2016 elections to the Scottish Parliament, OneKind animal protection charity 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: Review of Scotland’s main animal welfare legislation Make welfare in… Read more
OneKind has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the use of electronic training devices.
The OneKind Manifesto hopes to influence and encourage policy makers towards an agenda which recognises the importance of animal welfare by making recommendations in five key areas. These include: Animals kept as pets and the pet trade Welfare of animals in the wild Animals used in experiments Animals used in food production Animals used for… Read more
This briefing draws on original fieldwork and information published by many organisations with firsthand experience of pet vending issues to describe an industry which has become simply too large and too unregulated, with severe consequences for animal welfare and consumers
The OneKind solution is that all dog owners should be subject to a free licensing scheme designed to promote responsible dog ownership. The licence would follow the model of existing “general licences” which allow people to carry out activities, while placing conditions on the conduct of the activity and providing sanctions for breaches.
Buying a puppy, without knowing exactly where he comes from, can be a disaster – for the family and the young animal.
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.
We are grateful for the opportunity to respond to the consultation on the hot branding of equines in Scotland.
Tail-docking involves the amputation of most or part of a dog’s tail. The amputation is usually done when puppies are between two and five days old, using scissors or nail-clippers or sometimes with a tight rubber band that cuts off the blood supply to the tail
Many members of the public are led to believe that when they buy a pedigree puppy they are buying the highest quality and healthiest dog. But this is often far from true.
We welcome the proposal to modernise the law on dangerous dogs and finds much to support in the consultation paper. We welcome the proposal to modernise the law on dangerous dogs and finds much to support in the consultation paper.
We are grateful for the opportunity to comment on the proposed regulations. We support the premise of Section 20 of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 that it should be an offence to mutilate an animal, that is, “to interfere with the sensitive tissues or bone structure of an animal”.