BVA highlights Scottish animal welfare issues at annual dinner
25 June 2012 17:16 in Animal Health Supplier News
The British Veterinary Association has called for the Scottish government to make further progress on animal welfare issues during its annual Scottish Dinner event.
BVA president Carl Padgett has called for a more proactive stance on secondary legislation under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act, arguing there is a need for new proposals on issues such as a code of welfare for rabbits and dog breeding laws.
Other topics highlighted by the BVA during the dinner include the importance of a strong veterinary surveillance system, welcoming the recent new contract and guidance pertaining to the Highlands and Islands Veterinary Surveillance Scheme.
However, Mr Padgett argued that Scotland is falling behind the rest of the UK on dog microchipping, suggesting this should be a compulsory measure.
"At the heart of this policy ... is dog welfare, the ability to reunite lost dogs quickly and safely with their owners, and responsible ownership," he said.
Earlier this month, the BVA launched a guide to maternity, paternity and adoption rights in the veterinary sector, aimed at both managers and employees.
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