The Scottish Government has reprimanded salmon farming companies for breaking the rules on shooting seals - but has not taken any further action.
A £5,000 reward has been offered by an animal welfare charity concerned that fish farms may continue to shoot seals despite a new ban.
Scottish Government inspectors have launched an investigation into video evidence of alleged animal cruelty at a salmon farm on the north west coast.
Film clips of geese being shot on the island of Islay have prompted renewed allegations that many are left to suffer slow, painful deaths.
Revelations that farmers and landowners in Scotland have been licensed to kill more than 4,000 ravens in the last four years have sparked a chorus of criticism from campaigners.
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.
The Scottish Government has been secretly trying to wriggle out of a proposed US ban on imports of salmon from fish farms that shoot seals, according to documents published by The Ferret.
An intelligence network aimed at helping hundreds of fishermen avoid getting caught fishing illegally has been condemned as “blatant piracy”.
Scotland’s salmon farming industry will lose its biggest £200 million export market to the US if it persists in shooting seals.