Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
A proposal to investigate eating beavers to limit their numbers was dropped from Scotland’s new wild beaver strategy following inquiries from The Ferret.
The Scottish Government's wildlife agency licensed the killing of 115 beavers in Tayside in 2020, sparking angry criticisms from campaigners.
Farmers and landowners have joined forces to help a Scottish Government agency defend itself for handing out licences to kill wild beavers.
The Scottish Government’s wildlife agency told farmers that beavers were “good to eat and could be used for taxidermy”.
Rules for the live export of animals in Scotland must be improved to match new standards proposed for England and Wales, say critics.
The Scottish Government’s wildlife agency is under attack for including images of dead beavers - including one displayed by children - in shooting lessons for Tayside farmers.
The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is investigating the death of a beaver in Perthshire just two days after the season for lethal control of the animals opened.
Animal welfare charities are facing "significant" financial problems in the Covid-19 crisis, which could put animals at risk as services are cut back.
Two beavers have been shot and another five were seen dead on Tayside in the last month, an investigation by The Ferret has revealed.