The Scottish Government’s wildlife agency is under attack for including images of dead beavers - including one displayed by children - in shooting lessons for Tayside farmers.
The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is investigating the death of a beaver in Perthshire just two days after the season for lethal control of the animals opened.
A major French sports retailers with stores in Scotland is embroiled in controversy after being accused of "promoting and profiting" from the "slaughter" of songbirds including threatened species.
Campaigners are contemplating legal action alleging animal cruelty after a video showed farmed salmon being deloused by a floating washing machine.
The amount of salmon killed by diseases and other problems at fish farms has reached record levels, with death rates quadrupling over the last 18 years.
Sporting estates are drawing up plans to lobby for blanket permission to shoot more birds to stop them eating salmon, according to a leaked document.
Landowners will be prevented from mass shooting of mountain hares and salmon farmers face controls on sonic seal scarers - but beavers will still be killed.
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.
The Scottish Government is going to ban the fish farming industry from shooting seals to save a £180 million export business to the US, The Ferret can reveal.