Salmon suffering at Scottish fish farms is “endemic” and in breach of animal cruelty law, according to an undercover investigation by animal welfare campaigners.
The Scottish salmon farming industry has incurred “hidden” costs of £3.3 billion since 2013 because of deaths, pollution, parasites and poor animal welfare.
Rules for the live export of animals in Scotland must be improved to match new standards proposed for England and Wales, say critics.
More than five million animal welfare problems, contamination and processing faults have caused the Scottish Government’s food safety watchdog to deem meat unsafe for human consumption since 2016.
An animal welfare charity has launched a legal challenge to stop the Scottish Government from allowing young calf exports all the way from Scotland to Spain.
The growing size Scotland’s dairy herds could boost ammonia gas pollution, which contributes to millions of deaths worldwide, experts have warned.
Scottish Government inspectors have launched an investigation into video evidence of alleged animal cruelty at a salmon farm on the north west coast.
The oceans are being “plundered” for fish to feed farmed salmon in Scotland and around the world, according to a new report.
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.