Groundbreaking DNA tests could trap deer poachers
12th Sep 2011
 Poachers could be tracked down through tests for human DNA on deer remains, according to research led by scientists at the University of Strathclyde.

Two starving kittens found tied up in bin bag in undergrowth
31st Aug 2011
 Two starving kittens were found tied up inside a bin bag and left to die beside a railway line. The eight-week-old female cats were discovered by a dog walker in Hawick around 7am on Friday.

Probe after four-month-old kitten tossed from a van window near Stirling
24th Aug 2011
 Animal welfare chiefs are investigating after a four-month-old kitten was tossed from a van.

Animal poisonings rise to highest level in ten years
24th Aug 2011
 Incidences of animal poisoning have risen to their highest level in over a decade, according to an official report.

Dangerous Dogs Act change urged by Blue Cross charity
16th Aug 2011
 Legislation designed to protect people from attacks by rogue dogs needs to be overhauled, an animal charity has said.

Western Isles guga hunt leader hits back at SSPCA
16th Aug 2011
 The leader of an annual hunt for young seabirds on the Western Isles has hit back at an animal welfare charity's criticism of it.

Devil dealer Charlie Swan faces pet cruelty charges after raid
14th Aug 2011
Scotland's most notorious dog dealer is facing new cruelty charges after a raid on an illegal puppy farm. 

Cancer tests on mice slammed as a cruel waste of public money
12th Aug 2011
 A LEADING scientist yesterday branded Scottish cancer research using genetically modified mice as a cruel waste of time and public money. "The mice are Specially created with no immune system and no fur, they are implanted with tumours and force-fed debilitating anti-cancer drugs and toxic chemicals."

Charity joins efforts to save condemned Dundee dog C-Jay
12th Aug 2011
 A campaigner leading the fight for tighter controls on the breeding of Staffordshire bull terriers has vowed to do whatever he can to help save a young dog facing a death sentence after it mauled a cat.

Scottish SPCA inundated with seal pups in Fife
12th Aug 2011
 The Scottish SPCA has experienced its busiest season to date caring for injured and orphaned harbour seal pups.

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