Views sought on sentences for dog attacks

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is urging local people to submit their views on proposals to strengthen penalties on dog-owners whose pets attack livestock.

Mr Cameron said: “The Scottish Parliament is undertaking a consultation on proposals which include banning convicted persons of owning a dog as well as the  introduction of fines of up to £5,000 or six months imprisonment.  I welcome this initiative as we have had some serious incidents locally of livestock worrying which has caused great suffering to the animals concerned, as well as a loss of income to local farmers and crofters."

“If you would like to voice an opinion you can do so via the following email address: rec.committee@parliament.scot .  The consultation is open until 28th August.”