The Council of Docked Breeds has responding robustly to a Government consultation paper which suggests a ban on tail docking as one element in a possible future Animal Welfare Bill.
The CDB brought this consultation paper to the attention of the media and its members in January 2002 and urged members to get writing by 30 April. The CDB made a detailed representations to Government and was pleased to hear that over 1200 owners, breeders and handlers of Britains 59 docked breeds also responded directly to the animal welfare officials at DEFRA with their own submissions.
Because of its size, this is broken into four pages for faster loading on slower connections:
Part One - Main Submission
Part Two - Appendix One, UK Tail Injuries
Part Three - Appendix Two, Swedish Report
Part Four - Appendix Three, Veterinary Report