The Scottish Government’s forestry agency has admitted that red squirrel nests may be “lost” when it cuts down trees.
The Scottish Animal Welfare Commission (SAWC) has backed the closure of an unlicensed greyhound racing track in Scotland.
Five local newspapers in Scotland have refused to publish an advert backed by 26 environmental and community groups criticising the salmon farming industry.
Animal welfare groups have condemned Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) for continuing to allow fox hunts into public forests which are home to protected species such as otters, wildcats and badgers.
Wild swimmers face “a risk” to their health from a toxic pesticide used by salmon farming companies, says a report for the industry.
An animal welfare group has accused a fox hunt of showing “complete ignorance” of the mood in Scotland to end fox hunting.
Scottish salmon firms slaughtering fish be monitored by Government agency.
Scottish sporting estates are charging clients up to £1,000 to shoot wild goats years after public outrage over the practice prompted the Scottish Government to review shooting laws.
Seven snares were reported by the banks of the Highlands' River Conon alongside a ‘stink pit’ which contained the dead bodies of a lamb, a fox and two roe deer.