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Petition by Louise Robertson  
 
Open Petitions - Petition PE1124  
Petition by Louise Robertson, on behalf of the League Against Cruel Sports, Advocates for Animals, the International Otter Survival Fund and Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue, calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 to introduce provisions to ban the manufacture, sale, possession and use of all snares.  
Petitioner: Louise Robertson  
On behalf of: League Against Cruel Sports; Advocates for Animals; International Otter Survival Fund; and Hessilhead Wildlife Trust 
Number of signatures: 7988  
Date lodged: 13 February 2008  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1124 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1124  

The Committee agreed to invite the Minister for Environment to give evidence to the Committee on the issues raised in the petition.  

Written Questions for PE1124  

4 March 2008 :   The Committee agreed to seek responses to the issues raised in the petition from the Scottish Government, Scottish Countryside Alliance, Scottish Estates Business Group, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Woodland Trust for Scotland, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland, British Veterinary Association, Scottish Gamekeepers Association, National Farmers Union Scotland, Scottish Crofting Foundation and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Link to Official Report 4 March 2008 

9 September 2008 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a further response to the points made at the meeting and to the detailed letter from the petitioner. Link to Official Report 9 September 2008 

13 January 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to the specific points raised during the meeting. Link to Official Report 13 January 2009 

21 April 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking responses to the specific points raised during the meeting.<Link to Official Report 21 April 2009  

8 September 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a further response to specific points.<Link to Officiaol Report 8 September 2009 

17 November 2009 :   The Committee agreed to invite the Minister for Environment to give oral evidence on the issues raised in the petition. <Link to Official Report 17 November 2009 

12 January 2010 :   The Committee took evidence from Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Minister for Environment and John Gray and Hugh Dignon, Species Management Team, Scottish Government and agreed to give further consideration to the petition at a future meeting. <Link to Official Report 12 January 2010 

9 February 2010 :   The Committee agreed to suspend further consideration of the petition until the outcome of the snaring research currently being conducted by the Food and Environment Research Agency on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is published and to seek a further response from the Scottish Government to this. <Link to Official Report 9 February 2010 

26 October 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs seeking a response to specific points  

8 February 2011 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 8 February 2011 

8 March 2011 :   The Committee agreed to write again to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs seeking an update on when the research carried out on the use and humaneness of snares in England and Wales will be published and to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011" 

 
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