Animal Welfare

Purpose of the group

To provide a forum for opinion and information-sharing about animal welfare; to raise awareness of the importance of animal welfare; where consensus is reached. to make proposals to introduce or amend legislation concerning animal welfare.


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Patricia Neeson

Patricia Saluja


British Association for Shooting and Conservation - secretary

Animal and Plant Health Agency

Animal Concern Advice Line

Association of British Riding Schools

Blue Cross

Borders Beasties

Born Free Foundation

British Deer Society

British Equine Veterinary Association

British Horse Society Scotland

British Small Animal Veterinary Association

British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection

British Veterinary Association

British Veterinary Nursing Association

Buddies Bunny Rescue

Canine Concern Scotland Trust

Campaign Against the Sale of Cats Online

Cats Protection

Compassion in World Farming

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

Dogs Trust

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Edinburgh Vegetarian/Vegan Dining and Socializing Meetup

Ethical Voice for Animals

Fife Council


Horse Rescue Scotland

Independent Weimaraner Rescue & Re-Homing Service

International Fund for Animal Welfare

Jeanne Marchig Centre for Animal Welfare

The Kennel Club

League Against Cruel Sports

Marine Conservation International

National Dog Wardens Association

National Farmers Union of Scotland

National Wildlife Crime Unit

Network for Animals


Perth and Kinross Council

Rabbits Require Rights Scotland

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland

Scottish Government Rural Directorate (Animal Welfare)

SAC Consulting:Vet Services

Scottish Badgers

Scottish Countryside Alliance

Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association

Scottish Kennel Club

Scottish Rural Business and Property Association

Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

South Lanarkshire Council


University of St Andrews

Vetwork UK

West Lothian Council

World Horse Welfare

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