Animal welfare groups have condemned Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) for continuing to allow fox hunts into public forests which are home to protected species such as otters, wildcats and badgers.
Scottish sporting estates are charging clients up to £1,000 to shoot wild goats years after public outrage over the practice prompted the Scottish Government to review shooting laws.
Seven snares were reported by the banks of the Highlands' River Conon alongside a ‘stink pit’ which contained the dead bodies of a lamb, a fox and two roe deer.
The Scottish Government is to consider regulating canine fertility clinics following an investigation by The Ferret revealing that some offer veterinary procedures that critics say should only be performed by vets.
Fifteen greyhounds died and 197 injuries to animals were recorded at Shawfield Stadium between 2017 and 2020, according to new figures.
Animal welfare campaigners have voiced fears that canine fertility clinics cashing in on the booming puppy trade are offering veterinary procedures that should only be performed by qualified vets.
Foxes are still being chased by hounds and shot in public forests, despite outrage about the practice when it was revealed last spring.
Salmon suffering at Scottish fish farms is “endemic” and in breach of animal cruelty law, according to an undercover investigation by animal welfare campaigners.
The Scottish salmon farming industry has incurred “hidden” costs of £3.3 billion since 2013 because of deaths, pollution, parasites and poor animal welfare.