Gillian Martin

Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeenshire East

@GillianMSP

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  • Scottish Parliament: Predator Control (Animal Welfare Standards) 8 Feb 2024

    I recognise that control of predators is sometimes necessary in order to protect livestock and other vulnerable species. However, the Government is committed to the highest standards of animal welfare, which we are demonstrating through provisions that we are bringing forward in the Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill to ban the use of glue traps and snares, for example. We are...
  • Scottish Parliament: Predator Control (Animal Welfare Standards) 8 Feb 2024

    Yes, that issue will be addressed. The “Killing to Kill” report highlighted that 39 per cent of animals trapped in a range of traps are “non-target species”, such as hedgehogs and protected species such as badgers. Our recent decision to ban the use of snares in Scotland is in part due to their indiscriminate nature and the unacceptable risk that they pose to non-target species,...
  • Scottish Parliament: Grangemouth Oil Refinery 8 Feb 2024

    I simply want to say that Stephen Kerr has my absolute assurance on that. Both Governments have to work together for the sake of the future of the site.

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Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeenshire East

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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