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January 15, 2021 - The Herald (Scotland)

Scottish animal welfare: Majority of Scots want stronger laws according to survey

Scottish animal welfare: Majority of Scots want stronger laws according to survey
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More than 80 per cent of Scots are in favour of stronger animal welfare regulations, a new survey has revealed.

A YouGov poll showed that 84% of Scots would support strengthening the regulation and enforcement of welfare standards in the pet trade, including breeders and online sales.

It comes as the Scottish SPCA has reported an increase in illegal puppy sales and trading during the pandemic.

A new campaign, More for Scotland’s Animals (MFSA), has been launched by a coalition of 10 of the UK’s top animal welfare organisations.

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