Scottish Countryside Alliance
Animal welfare groups have voiced concern that new legislation on fox hunting in Scotland still contains loopholes that could be exploited.
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.
An animal welfare charity has urged the Scottish Government not to drop plans for tighter regulation of fox hunting following the conviction of a top huntsman who encouraged illegal hunting.
Grouse shooting will be banned on sporting estates where birds are prey are being illegally killed, the Scottish Government has announced.
Foxes have been chased by hounds and shot in public forests after interventions by the rural economy minister, Fergus Ewing, backing shooters.
Out of control hounds from the Buccleuch Hunt reportedly nearly caused a traffic incident in the Scottish Borders, leading to calls for tighter hunting legislation.
Scotland’s tourist agency is coming under mounting pressure to cease promoting the shooting of thousands of mountain hares.
A hedge fund manager who leads a fox hunt accused of breaking the law made several financial donations to leading Tory MPs.
The Ferret has uncovered what appears to be the systematic harassment of animal rights activists by Police Scotland.