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Animal welfare in Scotland: A guide for funders

This report is a guide for funders who want to promote animal welfare in Scotland. It maps the issue, and helps funders understand the many different approaches and solutions they could support.

Animals are an important part of life in Scotland, whether in homes, on farms or in the wild. But they face a range of challenges, including a lack of understanding of the needs of pets, welfare issues caused by intensive farming methods, and harmful ways used to control the numbers and locations of wild animals.

This report is a guide for funders who want to improve the welfare of animals in Scotland, helping them choose between the many different charities and approaches that are out there. It aims to:

  • Explain the context of the work of charities and funders that promote animal welfare in Scotland.
  • Outline the needs and issues of different types of animals in Scotland.
  • Identify the sorts of intervention that are particularly effective at improving the welfare of animals in Scotland.

We hope that the research presented here will help funders think through how they can have the greatest impact in this field.

With thanks to RS Macdonald Charitable Trust for RS Macdonaldsupporting this work, and all those who contributed their time to the research.

Other reports in this series:

Visual impairment in Scotland: A guide for funders.

Tackling child abuse in Scotland: A guide for funders.

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