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Gamekeepers campaign for tail docking u-turn

The Scottish Government are seeking views about the docking of dogs tails. Animal welfare groups want a ban on docking to remain, but gamekeepers say it causes the dogs more harm.

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Fight to overturn docking ban taken to Holyrood

A gamekeeper from the Scottish Borders has taken his fight to overturn a ban on removing working dogs tails to the Scottish Parliament.

Alex Hogg from Eddleston near Peebles wants the same tail docking rules to apply in Scotland as in England.

Currently the surgical removal of puppies tails is banned for working dogs north of the border.

Animal welfare charities say the procedure is cruel and want the ban to remain. Jenny Longden sent this report:

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