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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07565: Alison Johnstone (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 27 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-06979 by Roseanna Cunningham on 21 February 2017, on what date it anticipates introducing regulations on the (a) sale and (b) use of electronic training aids.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 7 March 2017

The Scottish Government is in discussion with a wide range of stakeholders from the veterinary profession, pet industry, animal training and animal welfare sectors with a view to bringing in tough new regulations on the use of electronic training collars for animals in this parliamentary term.

The Scottish Government does not foresee the need to regulate the sale of electronic training collars as their use will be controlled under the new regulations.