HC Deb 20 March 1997 vol 292 c856W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what regulations govern the tail docking of dogs; and if he will make a statement. [20957]

Mr. Sackville

[holding answer 18 March 1997]: The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 was amended in 1991 to remove the right of non-veterinarians to dock dogs' tails. Since July 1993, it has been an offence for a person other than a veterinary surgeon to dock a dog's tail for any reason.

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