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The Animal Law Foundation claims that Scotland’s fish farming industry is not always complying with laws and that salmon are “not adequately protected".
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.
The “illegal” dumping of dead farmed fish at Whiteshore Cockles on North Uist has been allowed to continue despite authorities’ plans to ban the practice.
Nearly three million gamebird chicks have been imported into Scotland from overseas battery farms to be shot at sporting estates in recent years, we can reveal.
The “illegal” dumping of masses of dead fish in sand dunes on a Hebridean beauty spot is finally set to end, The Ferret can reveal.
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.
An investigation has been launched into conditions at an Argyll fish farm after footage emerged of dead and dying salmon floating in cages on a freshwater loch.
A £3 billion fish farming multinational in Scotland has been officially reprimanded for animal welfare failures after more than 700,000 caged salmon died over three months.