Scottish Government minister Michael Russell said such hunting should be "stopped immediately".
Expansion of Scotland’s salmon farming industry should be banned until welfare standards are improved, according to a new report from a leading Scottish animal charity.
Ferret Fact Service looks at the claim from Kezia Dugdale that the SNP voted to "cut off puppy dog tails".
Thousands of farm animals have suffered in more than 700 serious breaches of welfare rules in Scotland over the last two years.
Campaigners are demanding that the Scottish Government make a decision over whether the SSPCA should be given more investigation powers.