Pesticide safety limit watered down after industry lobbying
Proposed safety limits for a toxic pesticide used on salmon farms have been made 23 times weaker after behind-the-scenes pressure from the industry.
Dogs, cats and badgers caught in “cruel” snares, says new report
Protected animals were among non-target species caught by “cruel and indiscriminate” snares, which can inflict deep wounds, internal organ damage and death.
NatureScot failing to enforce humane killing of beavers, say critics
NatureScot has been accused of failing to ensure that beavers are being killed humanely, with just one autopsy performed on the protected species last year.
Fig the beaver fights back to health after botched shooting
A beaver shot in Perthshire is recovering in the care of the SSPCA after it was found at the side of the road with facial wounds by a member of the public.
Scots salmon boss accused of spying is key player in plan for ‘UK’s largest fish farm’
A former chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Company accused of spying on an activist is involved in plans for a major new fish farm in Grimsby.
Scottish Animal Welfare Commission says no new greyhound tracks
The Scottish Animal Welfare Commission has recommended that no new greyhound tracks should be permitted in Scotland due to animal welfare concerns.
Farms and slaughterhouses should be licensed to prevent cruelty to animals, says report
Scottish farms and slaughterhouses should be licensed to prevent cruelty to animals because there is “widespread non-compliance” with animal protection laws, according to a new report.
Scottish Government under fire for overruling council decisions to reject new fish farms
Council decisions to reject new fish farms were overruled by the Scottish Government after appeals by multinationals, which critics claim ignores local democracy.
Holyrood row with Westminster scuppers bill to protect elephants and dolphins
A bill to ban the sale and advertisement of cruel animal experiences abroad won't be extended to Scotland due to a row between the Scottish and UK governments.