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Animal Welfare in Scotland - A review of legislation, enforcement and delivery

The aim of this document, therefore, is to describe the legislation, delivery mechanisms and resources currently available to protect and promote the welfare of all animals in Scotland – companion animals, farmed animals and free-living wild animals.

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Farm Assurance Schemes and Animal Welfare

Overall, the Soil Association achieved the highest scores for all of the species covered by the analysis. This scheme offers many welfare benefits compared with standard industry practice and the scheme standards would be expected to provide a significantly higher standard of welfare than that provided by adherence to minimum legislative requirements.

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Farm Assurance Schemes and Animal Welfare - Executive Summary 2012

How the schemes compare. Consumers are increasingly concerned about the welfare of food-producing animals. However, a lack of clear information on the welfare
standards for the animals used in the production of different products is a significant barrier to ethical purchasing and consumer choice (Report produced with support from Compassion in World Farming).

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Traps in our countryside, a walker’s guide 2013

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11 June 2012

The countryside can be a place of tranquility and is where many of us escape to for some peace, as well as a chance to...

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No court proceedings for beating crows to death

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13 February 2012

OneKind field officer witnesses crows killed in a cage, but prosecution is dropped. Take Action! A man is seen and...

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SnareWatch’ initiative: A OneKind field officer’s view

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03 October 2011

As a field research officer, my job is to uncover the truth and supply material to support the facts on a particular...

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