The Scottish Government’s wildlife agency told farmers that beavers were “good to eat and could be used for taxidermy”.
An investigation has been launched into a video showing a stag being shot and killed in a Highland loch.
The Scottish Government’s wildlife agency is under attack for including images of dead beavers - including one displayed by children - in shooting lessons for Tayside farmers.
Campaigners are contemplating legal action alleging animal cruelty after a video showed farmed salmon being deloused by a floating washing machine.
Sporting estates are drawing up plans to lobby for blanket permission to shoot more birds to stop them eating salmon, according to a leaked document.
Farmers and landowners have killed around a hundred wild beavers in Tayside in a cull condemned as "sickening" and "shameful" by campaigners.
Foxes have been chased by hounds and shot in public forests after interventions by the rural economy minister, Fergus Ewing, backing shooters.
Animal research firm sanctioned by the UK government after being accused of leaving more than a hundred rats inside an industrial crusher by mistake.