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For all media enquiries please contact Sarah Moyes, 50 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5DL, Scotland, UK
tel: +44 (0) 131 661 9734 email: sarah.moyes@onekind.org
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OneKind urges Scottish Government not to reintroduce tail-docking

21 April 2017

A leading animal protection charity is urging the Scottish Government not to reintroduce tail-docking for working dogs in Scotland. Last year, the...

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Charity welcomes an end to snaring of mountain hares in Scotland

20 March 2017

Leading animal protection charity OneKind has welcomed a decision by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) which will effectively end snaring of mountain...

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Charities call for an end to snaring after SNH review fails to consider a ban

14 March 2017

The League Against Cruel Sports Scotland and OneKind are urging the Scottish Government to consider and consult on a ban on snares following a review...

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OneKind calls for urgent action as new evidence emerges of mass culling of of mountain hares

01 March 2017

OneKind, Scotland’s leading animal campaigns charity, is calling on the Scottish Government to act swiftly as a truck full of dead mountain...

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OneKind welcomes step towards a real hunting ban in Scotland

31 January 2017

OneKind has welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment today to strengthen the Protection of Wild Mammals Act. The Act was introduced in 2002...

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OneKind welcomes East Ayrshire Council decision to reject puppy farm

06 January 2017

OneKind has welcomed a decision by East Ayrshire Council to reject an application to create an industrial puppy farm in Ayrshire. The application for...

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OneKind calls on Scottish Government to make this year’s Boxing Day hunts the last

25 December 2016

OneKind, Scotland’s leading animal campaigns charity, is calling on the Scottish Government to end fox hunting for good on the busiest day in...

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OneKind calls for ban on third-party sales of dogs in Scotland

20 December 2016

A leading animal welfare charity is calling for a ban on the third-party sale of dogs in Scotland. It comes ahead of a debate lodged by Emma Harper...

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Lord Bonomy review shows scottish fox hunting law is unfit for purpose

21 November 2016

OneKind is calling on the Scottish Government to implement recommendations made by Lord Bonomy in a review of hunting as a matter of...

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Scottish Government announcements fail to protect dogs

05 October 2016

Leading animal welfare charity OneKind claims the Scottish Government has failed to protect dog welfare following today's announcement on new measures...

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Charities celebrate Scottish Government’s commitment to ban wild animals in circuses from Scotland

07 September 2016

OneKind News Release Press office: 0131 661 9734 / 07930 539832   For immediate release: 16.45hrs, 6 September 2016   OneKind and the Born...

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Concern for seal welfare in Scotland as new figures reveal suffering

18 August 2016

New information on seal killings in Scotland has revealed hundreds of seals could be suffering painful deaths at the hands of the salmon fishing...

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OneKind calls for end to driven grouse shooting on eve of Glorious Twelfth

11 August 2016

A leading animal protection charity is calling for an end to driven grouse shooting in Scotland on the eve of the biggest day in the shooting...

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Charity calls for greater protection of Scotland’s iconic mountain hare on first day of open season

22 July 2016

A leading animal protection charity is calling for greater protection of the mountain hare, an iconic species native to Scotland. 1st August marks the...

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OneKind renews call for shock collar ban following Fort Augustus child abuse case

20 May 2016

Free availability of shock collars facilitates cruelty, according to charity Animal welfare charity OneKind has renewed its calls for a ban on shock...

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Charity warns animal suffering from snaring is rife in Scotland despite regulations

19 May 2016

An animal welfare charity has welcomed a community payback order for a man convicted of snaring offences in East Lothian. Craig Aitken (43) from...

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Charity critical of Edinburgh Zoo’s latest attempt to produce panda cub

29 April 2016

Animal protection charity OneKind has criticised the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s latest attempt to produce a panda cub for Edinburgh...

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Scottish election candidates to be quizzed on animal welfare at hustings

11 April 2016

Scottish election candidates are to be quizzed on their views on animal welfare at a hustings in Edinburgh tomorrow (Thursday).  Online pet...

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Scots call for better animal protection from new Government

08 April 2016

Scottish voters are calling on the incoming parliament to do more to protect animals from cruelty and suffering, according to a new...

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OneKind responds to Scottish Government announcement on the future of Scotland’s beavers

21 March 2016

Scottish Government urged to 'stop procrastinating' and protect beavers The Scottish Government has today announced that a decision on the future of...

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OneKind urges Scottish Government to ban shock collars following Welsh review

19 March 2016

Welsh Government stands firm on ban on electronic training devices for cats and dogs The Scottish Government is being urged to ban electric shock...

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Snare charges against game keeper dropped by Crown Office

13 March 2016

OneKind calls for changes in law after ‘totally unacceptable’ suffering of snared fox The trial of a gamekeeper accused of snaring...

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Spaniel injured in snare set by public road

02 March 2016

A morning walk turned into an ordeal for three-year-old Springer spaniel Molly last Sunday (21 February 2016), when she was caught in a...

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Make the Year of the Monkey matter for primates

08 February 2016

As Chinese New Year commences (8 February), animal welfare charity OneKind is stepping up its calls for a ban on the keeping and trading of thousands...

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Calls for shock collar ban is supported by Scottish dog trainers, according to charity

24 January 2016

91 percent of surveyed dog trainers support a ban on shock collars. A leading animal protection charity is urging the Scottish public to express their...

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Charity urges Scottish Government to ensure this year’s Boxing Day hunts are the last

26 December 2015

Animal welfare charity OneKind is urging the Scottish Government to make this year's Boxing Day hunts the last. On the busiest day in the hunting...

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OneKind urges Scottish Govt to implement recommendations for wildlife penalties as soon as possible

19 November 2015

OneKind animal protection charity has strongly welcomed recommendations to deal with wildlife offences in Scotland. The recommendations were published...

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OneKind says Scottish Government must uphold tail-docking ban

12 November 2015

OneKind, the Scottish animal campaigns charity, is concerned that the current ban on tail-docking of dogs in Scotland might be...

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OneKind welcomes Scottish Government step towards banning electric shock collars

07 November 2015

Scotland has taken an important step towards banning electric shock collars and other devices that are used to inflict pain on dogs in the name of...

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OneKind calls on Scottish Government to ‘make hunting ban worth the paper it’s written on’

03 November 2015

Animal welfare charity OneKind is calling on the Scottish Government to strengthen the law which supposedly bans fox hunting in Scotland. The start of...

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Monkey trouble - Plight of primates behind closed doors

29 September 2015

Scottish Government urged to take the lead over UK counterparts and ban the trade in primates for domestic pets The Scottish Government is being urged...

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Dogs and cats take over the European Parliament

29 September 2015

EU Dog & Cat Alliance European Parliament Reception The EU Dog & Cat Alliance, of which OneKind is a member, held its first event in the...

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Family speak out about devastation of losing much loved family pet in a snare

27 August 2015

Animal welfare charity OneKind renews calls for a ban on snaring A family has told OneKind of the devastation they have felt after their pet dog was...

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OneKind urges Edinburgh Zoo to give up on breeding attempts

25 August 2015

Animal protection charity OneKind is urging the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland to end its breeding programme for giant panda Tian Tian following...

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OneKind appoints a new director to lead the charity

18 August 2015

Leading animal welfare charity OneKind has appointed a new director. Harry Huyton, formerly programme manager for the Cambridge Institute of...

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Charity renews calls to ban snares ahead of Glorious Twelfth

29 July 2015

71 per cent of SnareWatch reports in 2015 involve non-target species Charity renews calls to ban snares ahead of Glorious Twelfth Animal welfare...

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OneKind welcomes disclosure of seal shooting figures

07 July 2015

Animal welfare charity OneKind has welcomed a decision today (Tuesday) by the Scottish Information Commissioner (SIC) to require disclosure of data...

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Scotland says “No” to wild animal circuses

07 July 2015

It has been revealed that the Scottish public has said a resounding “No” to the archaic use of wild animals in circuses. Scottish...

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Scottish public gives overwhelming backing to positive pet list system

02 June 2015

87 per cent of adults support the introduction of a positive list for private pet owners. New figures released today (Thursday) by OneKind show...

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OneKind supports calls for investigation into illegal fox hunt claims

02 June 2015

Animal protection charity OneKind is adding its voice to concerns over possible illegal fox hunting in Scotland, calling on the Scottish Government to...

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