A former master of the Jedforest Hunt in the Borders has been found not guilty of illegal fox hunting.
Out of control hounds from the Buccleuch Hunt reportedly nearly caused a traffic incident in the Scottish Borders, leading to calls for tighter hunting legislation.
A video showing a fox being chased by a pack of hounds in Scotland has been released as animal welfare charities up the pressure on the Scottish Government to tighten foxhunting legislation.
Animal welfare charities have welcomed the result of the consultation.
The full extent of culling of mountain hares in Scotland has been revealed by The Ferret, with up to 38,000 killed a year.
Campaigners are demanding that the Scottish Government make a decision over whether the SSPCA should be given more investigation powers.
Concerns raised over the Scottish Government’s air gun licence scheme after a Ferret investigation found less than a fifth of applications have been processed so far.
The Ferret has uncovered what appears to be the systematic harassment of animal rights activists by Police Scotland.
League Against Cruel Sports campaigners secretly filmed the Duke of Buccleuch’s hunt and allege their video shows them breaking the law.