Campaigners for and against tail docking for working dogs are being asked to submit their views to the Scottish Government.
Animal welfare groups say the practice of docking puppies tails is unnecessarily painful for the animals, but gamekeepers say it stops damage to their tails later in life.
They want the Scottish Parliament to overturn an outright ban on the procedure.
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