Campaigners condemn ‘sickening’ killing of beavers in Scotland

Campaigners condemn ‘sickening’ killing of beavers in Scotland

ARMERS and landowners have legally killed around one hundred wild beavers in Tayside, The Ferret can reveal. Campaigners have condemned the killings as “shameful” and “sickening” and are demanding that beavers be moved rather than shot. Scottish ministers are now likely to face questions about the deaths. The official number killed under licence in 2019 […]

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Over 75,000 animals ‘bred for the bullet’ to satisfy hunters in past decade

Over 75,000 animals ‘bred for the bullet’ to satisfy hunters in past decade

More than 75,000 animals have been “bred for the bullet” including endangered species over the past decade, official figures show. British hunters also have an appetite for canned hunts, where species are born in captivity and shot in confined spaces. These include lions, baboons, monkeys, crocodiles and the ­scimitar-horned oryx, which became extinct in the […]

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