A public conservation body which has received millions of pounds of funding to restore Scotland’s peat bogs is allowing commercial peat extraction on its own land, The Ferret can reveal.
Film clips of geese being shot on the island of Islay have prompted renewed allegations that many are left to suffer slow, painful deaths.
The shooting of thousands of geese on Islay leaves many to suffer a slow death, contaminates the environment and is founded on “poor science”, according to a new scientific study.
Scottish Government minister Michael Russell said such hunting should be "stopped immediately".
Thousands of farm animals have suffered in more than 700 serious breaches of welfare rules in Scotland over the last two years.