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.
Farmers and landowners have killed around a hundred wild beavers in Tayside in a cull condemned as "sickening" and "shameful" by campaigners.
Foxes have been chased by hounds and shot in public forests after interventions by the rural economy minister, Fergus Ewing, backing shooters.
Animal research firm sanctioned by the UK government after being accused of leaving more than a hundred rats inside an industrial crusher by mistake.
A £3 billion fish farming multinational in Scotland has been officially reprimanded for animal welfare failures after more than 700,000 caged salmon died over three months.
Government investigations of alleged animal cruelty after lice-infested salmon were filmed at a fish farm on the island of Lewis have been branded a “whitewash”.
The Scottish Government agency responsible for protecting wildlife has licensed the killing of 130,000 wild animals in the last five years.
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.