Animal rights groups have called on Edinburgh University to stop using a "cruel and unreliable" test on animals as part of its research into antidepressants.
The Scottish Government’s wildlife agency told farmers that beavers were “good to eat and could be used for taxidermy”.
Rules for the live export of animals in Scotland must be improved to match new standards proposed for England and Wales, say critics.
Grouse shooting will be banned on sporting estates where birds are prey are being illegally killed, the Scottish Government has announced.
Police Scotland has launched an investigation and is seeking public information about a stag that was filmed being shot and killed in a Highland sea loch.
One of Scotland’s leading wind power developers has come under attack for allegedly avoiding millions of pounds of tax by being owned in the Cayman Islands.
A company promoting the trophy hunting of animals in northwest Scotland offers people the chance to shoot rare stags for up to £8,000.
An animal rights group has condemned the Greyhound Board of Great Britain for taking nearly five months to report a serious welfare breach to the authorities.
An investigation has been launched into a video showing a stag being shot and killed in a Highland loch.