A north-east animal rescue centre has experienced a 25% surge in the number of animals admitted over the past year.
Scotland’s chief vet has insisted “high welfare standards” are in place when animals are transported overseas, branding a recent TV programme about the practice “alarmist”.
Scotland’s Rural Affairs Minister has raised concerns about ferry firm P&O’s decision to halt the transportation of live calves from Scotland.
An animal welfare advocate claims she and others found 22 dead sheep on the land in Aberdeen, which is used by about 50 adult sheep and up to 70 lambs.
A North-east pensioner has been banned indefinitely from keeping animals after neglecting his horse.