Scotland’s forestry agency has been accused of “indiscriminate massacre” after it admitted it could have killed nearly 2,000 baby red squirrels.
Animal welfare investigators have filmed buckets of dead fish being lifted from the waters of a fish farm, run by leding farmed salmon producer Mowi.
The Animal Law Foundation claims that Scotland’s fish farming industry is not always complying with laws and that salmon are “not adequately protected".
Salmon firm takes legal action against activist who covertly enters fish farms to film
Campaigners will submit a legal complaint to the Competition and Markets Authority today alleging "greenwashing" by Scotland’s farmed salmon industry.
The trade body representing Scotland's salmon industry has applied to have the word "farmed" dropped from salmon packaging, prompting claims of "greenwashing".
Tax haven-based firms and corporations, along with other large companies, now own 40% of Scotland's veterinary practices, as pet healthcare costs rise.
A group of animal experts and academics have recommended mandatory CCTV for all fish slaughterhouses in Scotland and new legislation to ensure staff are “trained and aware of their duty of care”, to improve animal welfare.
Animal welfare campaigners have expressed concern that fox hunts have been illegally hunting fox cubs ahead of new legislation coming into force.