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.
The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is facing criticism after it decided not to punish a fish farming company caught on film with lice-infested salmon.
Scarred, frayed and lice-infested salmon caught on film at a fish farm off the island of Lewis have prompted animal cruelty investigations.
Campaigners are demanding that the Scottish Government make a decision over whether the SSPCA should be given more investigation powers.