Animal Welfare

Purpose of the group

The purpose of the group is 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 and provide information for possible parliamentary questions and motions. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Tracy Lygo – secretary

Edna Elliot-McColl 

Romain Pizzi 


AAdvocates for Rabbit Welfare

Animal Aid

Animal and Plant Health Agency

Animal Concern Advice Line

Association of British Riding Schools

Blue Cross

Born Free Foundation

British Association for Shooting and Conservation

British Deer Society

British Equine Veterinary Association 

British Horse Society

British Small Animal Veterinary Association

British Veterinary Association

British Veterinary Nursing Association

Canine Concern Scotland Trust

Cats Protection


Compassion in World Farming

Cruelty Free International

Dog Warden Association Scotland

Dogs Trust

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Greyhound Welfare

Fostering Compassion

Horse Rescue Scotland

International Fund for Animal Welfare

Jeanne Marchig Centre for Animal Welfare

League Against Cruel Sports

Local Authority Scottish Animal Health and Welfare Strategy Group

Marine Conservation International

National Farmers Union Scotland

National Wildlife Crime Unit

Network for Animals

One Kind

Perth and Kinross Council

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Scotland's Rural College

Scottish Badgers

Scottish Countryside Alliance

Scottish Government (Rural and Environment Directorate)

Scottish Kennel Club

Scottish Land and Estates

Scottish Racing

Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The Kennel Club

University of Aberdeen

University of St Andrews

Weimaraner Rescue

Whale and Dolphin Conservation

World Horse Welfare

Get involved

Next meeting:




Christine Grahame MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road

0131 348 5729

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