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Hot branding of horses and ponies to be banned in Scotland
Hot branding of horses and ponies to be banned in Scotland





New regulations will be laid in the Scottish Parliament in September to remove the exemption which allows the hot branding of equine animals to take place.





At the moment hot branding can only be carried out where specific permission is given but no more authorisations are to be granted.
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“Hot branding requires the efficient destruction by burning of the superficial skin layers leaving a distinct scar. This technique is clearly no longer justifiable on welfare grounds and we are very pleased that the Scottish Government has listened to our concerns”, said Dr Madeleine Campbell, President of BEVA. Read more on the BVA web site