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Petition by Philip Wooley  
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1375  
Petition by Philip Woolley & Collette Campbell on behalf of the Australian Wildlife Protection Council calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ban the import to, transit through, or export from, Scotland of rooroo meat, skin and other associated products to protect the welfare of baby kangaroos.  
Petitioner: Philip Wooley  
On behalf of: Australia Wildlife Protection Council 
Number of signatures: 500  
Date lodged: 17 November 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1375 

Written Submissions for PE1375  

Written Questions for PE1375  

7 December 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Australian Society for Kangaroos, European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Animals Australia and the Food Standards Agency seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 7 December 2010" 

8 February 2011 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that banning the importation of kangaroo meat or other kangaroo products into Scotland or the EU on animal welfare grounds would be illegal under World Trade Organisation rules and as a consequence, the Scottish Government has no plans to introduce legislation to that effect. <Link to Official Report 8 February 2011 

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