This is our response to the Scottish Government consultation on proposed changes to the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002, which aim to close the loopholes that allow foxhunting to continue.
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 parliamentary briefing for Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill, Stage 3, December 2017.
Parliamentary briefing submitted to Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee for Stage 2 of the Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill.
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.
OneKind’s response to Lord Bonomy’s review of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002, March 2016
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.
Parliamentary briefing for the Stage 1 debate on the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill.
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.
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.
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.
This report was produced by OneKind to expose the scale of mountain hare killing for recreational purposes in Scotland.
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
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
We are pleased that the Scottish Government is considering allocating powers to the Scottish SPCA in connection with the investigation of wildlife crime, so that its Inspectors will be able to enter land (other than dwellings or lockfast premises), to search for, search or examine things if they suspect that evidence will be found in… 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.
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.
We welcome the proposals for new measures to modernise certain parts of wildlife legislation and is pleased to submit the following response. We wish to draw attention to our response to Question 64 on the creation of a new offence of tampering with a legally set snare.
We receive approximately 300 specific reports and complaints from the public each year about the welfare of animals. Approximately 50% of these concern wild animals. We carry out a limited number of investigations resulting from these calls, as well as in support of our campaigns to improve the welfare of wild animals.
The strategy under consultation from Scottish Natural Heritage only concerns grey squirrel control, which is not the only action required to protect red squirrels. We are also concerned by the emphasis on killing grey squirrels as the primary means of controlling these animals, and we believe that alternatives such as habitat management should be given… Read more
We agree with the rationale and justification for strongholds. We oppose the killing (‘controlling’) of grey squirrels in an attempt to help conserve red squirrels. Thus we support the general idea of strongholds but we do not agree with grey squirrels being killed in or around them.
We welcome the opportunity to submit comments to the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee on the Marine (Scotland) Bill. Our submission focuses on Part 5 of the Bill, referring to conservation of seals.
Scotland has internationally important populations of grey and common seals around its coast. Serious declines in population of common seals in some areas have raised conservation concerns and been widely reported. However, the welfare implications of shooting seals in Scottish waters have never been properly addressed.
The purpose of this document is two-fold. It aims to describe evidence from the scientific literature about the costs (financial and ecological), benefits and role of grey squirrel culling in red squirrel conservation while at the same time examining whether grey squirrel culling is a long-term solution to red squirrel conservation or whether other solutions… Read more
We believe a duty of care for wild deer should be laid down in legislation. A code has an important role to play in explaining the practical implications of the legislation although such a code should be seen as supplementing legislation, not as a substitute for it.
We understand the rationale for arranging licences so that they are defined in terms of function rather than method, and we think that the grouping within the numerical list is logical.