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Kennel Club welcomes The Animals and Wildlife Bill in Scottish Parliament

The Kennel Club, has welcomed the news that The Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill has become law upon receiving Royal Assent after it received cross party support in the Scottish Parliament.

As well as raising the maximum sentence for animal cruelty in Scotland to up to five years, the bill also ensures that the government reviews the current legislation on electric shock collars and pet theft before 1st April 2025, thanks to an amendment tabled by Maurice Golden MSP and accepted by MSPs.

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