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.
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.