Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006
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.
- Official text of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database