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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21417: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 5 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether horseracing is covered by the Scottish Government Code of Practice for the Welfare of Equidae.

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon 4 March 2019

Horseracing is not specifically mentioned in the Scottish Government Code of Practice for the Welfare of Equidae. However, Paragraph 3 of the Code notes that the “Code covers all domesticated equidae for which a person is responsible, including all horses, ponies, donkeys and hybrids” meaning that the provisions of the Code would be equally applicable to racehorses as they would to other domesticated horses.