National Union of Farmers Scotland
The growing size Scotland’s dairy herds could boost ammonia gas pollution, which contributes to millions of deaths worldwide, experts have warned.
The Scottish Government agency responsible for protecting wildlife has licensed the killing of 130,000 wild animals in the last five years.
Intensive farms are polluting Scotland with increasing amounts of ammonia gas that contributes to millions of deaths worldwide, according to figures from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
Landowners and farmers are licensed to kill more than 1,300 brown hares every year during the breeding season, prompting accusations that their young will be left to starve to death.
Two beavers have been shot and another five were seen dead on Tayside in the last month, an investigation by The Ferret has revealed.
Scottish ministers accused of “making a mockery” of a public consultation after rejecting a series of recommendations to better the lives of farmed chickens.
New data has revealed more than 300 serious welfare breaches during live transport of animals in recent years.
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.
Farmers blamed for blocking legal protection for beavers, allowing more to be shot.