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.
League Against Cruel Sports campaigners secretly filmed the Duke of Buccleuch’s hunt and allege their video shows them breaking the law.