Animal welfare groups have voiced concern that new legislation on fox hunting in Scotland still contains loopholes that could be exploited.
A food labelling scheme is to allow five times more lice at salmon farms, prompting Scotland’s fisheries management body to withdraw its support.
The “illegal” dumping of dead farmed fish at Whiteshore Cockles on North Uist has been allowed to continue despite authorities’ plans to ban the practice.
A complaint from the greyhound racing regulator about a billboard highlighting dog deaths in the sport has been rejected after the advert was found to be accurate.
Licences for a foot pack to kill foxes were issued by Forestry and Land Scotland despite strong objections from internal experts.
The Scottish Government has launched an investigation after a bullet shell was found during an inspection of a fish farm off North Uist.
Nearly 90,000 chickens and other birds have been culled in Scotland to prevent the spread of the UK's worst ever bird flu outbreak, The Ferret can reveal.
Salmon farming companies in Scotland have been accused of exploiting “loopholes” to hide infestations of lice that cause suffering and harm wild fish.
A proposal to investigate eating beavers to limit their numbers was dropped from Scotland’s new wild beaver strategy following inquiries from The Ferret.