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.
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.