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Dogs: Animal Welfare

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what provisions are being included in the 2014 Animal Health and Welfare Strategy’s vision for the protection and humane treatment of race dogs. (177651)

The scope of the Animal Health and Welfare Strategy includes animals used in sport. The Strategy's vision describes the world of animal health and welfare that we want to create by 2014, and includes the aim that animals in Great Britain kept for food, farming, sport, companionship, entertainment and in zoos are healthy and treated humanely.

The Government also intends to introduce new regulations under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 which will further help safeguard the welfare of racing greyhounds.