|Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006|
|Royal assent||11 July 2006|
|Protection of Animals Act 1934, Abandonment of Animals Act 1960.|
|Animal Welfare Act 2006|
|Bans tail docking of dogs, (exempts the docking of lambs' or pigs' tails, ear tagging, castration of farm animals)|
|Status: In force|
The act bans tail docking of dogs. It exempts the docking of lambs' or pigs' tails, ear tagging and the castration of farm animals. The issue has caused controversy. The act also provided for increased slaughter powers in order to combat disease.
- Text of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.