Two beavers have been shot and another five were seen dead on Tayside in the last month, an investigation by The Ferret has revealed.
Scottish ministers accused of “making a mockery” of a public consultation after rejecting a series of recommendations to better the lives of farmed chickens.
Animal welfare campaigners have criticised the Scottish Government for giving a £715,000 subsidy to one of Scotland’s largest egg producers with tens of thousands of caged hens.
New data has revealed more than 300 serious welfare breaches during live transport of animals in recent years.
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.