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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10048: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 29 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on what further work is required to understand the differences in the experience of pain between puppies and adult dogs that have undergone tail amputations.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 13 July 2017

The Scottish Government has no information on further work required to understand the differences in the experience of pain incurred through tail surgery in dogs. The Scottish Government will continue to monitor research on the effects of tail docking in lambs and piglets, which may be relevant to the possible effects of tail shortening in puppies.