The purpose of the group is to provide a forum for opinion and information-sharing about animal welfare; to raise awareness of the importance of animal welfare; where consensus is reached to make proposals to introduce or amend legislation concerning animal welfare and provide information for possible parliamentary questions and motions.
This group has recently been formed by a number of leading animal welfare charities with a base in Scotland, to provide a united voice on and progress animal welfare legislation. The group has a particular interest in the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has teamed up with the Scottish SPCA and partners across the UK to help bring an end to the illegal puppy trade. A new website www.saynotopuppydealers.co.uk, has been launched to help raise awareness about the truly devastating effects of puppy farming.
Scotland’s Animal Welfare Education Forum (SAWEF) is a group of various organisations that all work within the education sphere to combat animal cruelty and increase animal welfare awareness. This forum brings together people from across the sector to share best practice, strengthen links and discuss topical issues.
PAAG was created to tackle the irresponsible activity around pet advertising that is having a profound impact on the welfare of animals in the UK. With Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home being the penultimate destination for many stray and unwanted dogs and cats who are victims of this activity and may have seen multiple homes before reaching us, we are keen to lend our voice to this group.