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Animal Welfare

This Cross-party group's purpose:

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.

Friday, May 20, 2022

This meeting will be held virtually at 2pm, anyone wishing to attend must contact Karen Coe.

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Karen Coe

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Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.


Grahame, Christine

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale (Constituency)

Smyth, Colin

Colin Smyth

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Brown, Siobhian

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Ayr (Constituency)

Chapman, Maggie

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Gallacher, Meghan

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Harper, Emma

Emma Harper


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

McNair, Marie

Marie McNair


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Clydebank and Milngavie (Constituency)

Non MSP Individuals

Seonaig Johnston

Nigel Miller

William Pickworth

Dr Adam Reed


Animal Aid

Animal and Plant Health Agency

Animal Concern Advice Line

Association of British Riding Schools

Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC)

Battersea Dog & Cat Home

Blue Cross

Borders Pet Rescue

Born Free Foundation

British Association for Shooting and Conservation

British Egg Industry Council (BEIC)

British Deer Society

British Equine Veterinary Association

British Horse Society

British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)

British Veterinary Association

British Veterinary Nursing Association

Canine Concern Scotland Trust

Cats Protection


Centre for Animal Welfare Education

Compassion in World Farming

Cruelty Free International

Dog Warden Association Scotland

Dogs Trust

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Farmers For Stock-free Farming

Fostering Compassion

Glo Wild

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

Naturewatch Foundation

Network for Animals

Nourish Scotland

One Kind


Perth and Kinross Council

Rabbits Require Rights

Rabbit Welfare

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Say No to Greyhound Racing in Scotland 

Scotland Against Greyhound Exploitation (SAGE)

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 Rural and Agricultural College

Scottish Salmon Producers Org (SSPO)

Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The Kennel Club

The Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS)

University of Aberdeen

University of St Andrews

Weimaraner Rescue

Whale and Dolphin Conservation

World Animal Protection

World Horse Welfare