Alison Johnstone and Dogs Trust Rescue Dog

MSP Name: Alison Johnstone

Constituency: Lothian


Why have you chosen to enter with a Dogs Trust rescue dog?

To show how much Dogs Trust dogs deserve to do all that other dogs can and to demonstrate that they deserve to be re-homed.


What are your favourite characteristics in a dog?

Their loyalty, enthusiasm and trust.


What dog welfare issues do you think need tackling?

I’d like to see far more emphasis on the need to adopt rather than to shop, and an end to aesthetic obsessions that damage dogs’ health.


Are there any changes you’d like to see to legislation governing the use and sale of fireworks?

Yes, I’d like to end sales to individuals and a move towards silent fireworks where public demonstrations do occur. At the very least the period when fireworks are on sale should be reduced to a minimum.


How do you think both dog owners and non-dog owners can reduce the impact that fireworks have on dog welfare?

Lobby MSPs and local authorities for a change in the law and ensure you have taken all reasonable steps to reduce stress on dogs at this time.


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