Seal culls at a fish farm company’s salmon farms around Scotland’s west coast and islands have fallen by a third in a year.
A risk-based licensing and inspection scheme should be introduced to help stop puppy farming in Scotland, the Kennel Club has said.
The Scottish Government is facing calls to bring in an outright ban on electric shock collars for pets.
New legislation will eradicate “potential loopholes” in Scotland’s fox hunting laws, the Rural Affairs Minister has said.
Dog welfare organisations have criticised the Scottish Government for failing to introduce an “effective and prompt ban” on electric shock collars for dogs.
A north-east animal rescue centre has experienced a 25% surge in the number of animals admitted over the past year.
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.