The Scottish Government has launched an investigation after receiving complaints from environmental conservationists over the use of “seal scarers” by a company which has fish farms in Argyll and Bute.
Police Scotland is investigating an incident in March when a seal was allegedly shot at a fish farm in Loch Spelve, on the southeast coast of Mull
The head of a Highland sporting firm has been condemned by the British Deer Society (BDS) for allowing the filming of a controversial stag cull.
The Scottish Government is paving the way for the multinational salmon farming industry to start using a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees.
A former master of the Jedforest Hunt in the Borders has been found not guilty of illegal fox hunting.
A £10,000 reward has been offered for information on the illegal shooting of seals after it emerged Police Scotland and the National Wildlife Crime Unit were passed intelligence reports over killings near Scottish salmon farms.
Farmers and landowners have joined forces to help a Scottish Government agency defend itself for handing out licences to kill wild beavers.
Salmon suffering at Scottish fish farms is “endemic” and in breach of animal cruelty law, according to an undercover investigation by animal welfare campaigners.
Nearly half of Scotland's salmon farms burn, dump or destroy millions of dead fish every year.