Dog welfare organisations have criticised the Scottish Government for failing to introduce an “effective and prompt ban” on electric shock collars for dogs.
Farm assurance should focus on individual animals and welfare outcomes, according to new guidance.
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”.
Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson has called for tougher punishments for thieves who steal and harm dogs.
Two people linked to an alleged puppy farm have claimed they are being made to look “like gangsters” by an animal welfare charity.
The Scottish SPCA has revealed that its frontline staff responded to more than 7,500 incidents last year in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire last year.
More than a third of Scottish livestock farmers are planning to invest in animal welfare over the next 12 months, according to a survey by McDonald’s.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has backed calls for a UK-wide ban on electric shock dog collars.
A ban on live exports of animals, the introduction of mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and a consultation on the expansion of “megafarms” are among the proposals in a 50-point animal welfare draft policy document which was launched yesterday by the Labour Party.
A beloved pet has near=miss after swallowing what is believed to be rat poison deliberately left on a popular dog walking route.
Dog owners have been urged to stay vigilant after a number of animals were bitten by snakes in the north-east.
A north-east animal sanctuary which cares for hundreds of creatures is in desperate need of funds as, it says, donations have been hit by Brexit.
Two men who committed the "chillingly evil" killing of a family's pet gecko in a blender have been told to volunteer with an animal charity if they want to avoid going to prison.
Farm assurance body Red Tractor will issue new guidelines to its producers later this month.
The National Pig Association (NPA) has used its general election manifesto to call for a "fair and balanced" deal for Britain's pig farmers.
Sheep farming leaders have rejected government hints that animal welfare legislation could be tightened post-Brexit in order to enhance the appeal of British produce in global markets.
Livestock farmers should receive government support if they are expected to adopt higher levels of welfare when the country leaves the European Union, industry leaders have said.
The British pig industry has welcomed the findings of one of the world's largest reports on animal welfare - covering nearly 5.5million pigs over the last three years.
A harmless tree snake discovered on a north-east vessel was killed after it was mistaken for a lethal African reptile, it has emerged.
Local authority planners and "interfering" welfare groups are being blamed for delaying improvements to the health of the British pig herd.
A north-east animal rescue charity's "orphan season" has kicked off after a baby deer and owl came into their care.
This poor dog weighs an astonishing seven stone… Sheriff tells owner she was killing it with kindness
A dog owner who let her pet balloon to seven stone has claimed she is not cruel to animals.
Wildlife officers have rescued a grey seal after it was found tangled in netting on a north-east beach.
They're not going to be cocks of the north, but a new hen rehoming centre is opening its doors in Aberdeenshire next weekend.
An investigation has been launched after a flea-infested dog was discovered wandering the streets of a north-east town.
Banned farmer convicted of “harrowing” animal welfare charges admits illegally chopping down 2,000 trees
A farmer who was banned from keeping livestock after being convicted of "harrowing" animal welfare charges has admitted chopping down 2,000 trees illegally.
A north-east woman has been banned from keeping cats and dogs for five years after she let her pets starve and forced them to live in squalor.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man accused of beating up a dog before throwing it to the ground.
A cat saved from a grisly death on a Peterhead beach has found a new home - with the animal rescue volunteer who found her.
It was a mission that took two north east women 2,000 miles across five countries with seven cats in the back seat.
One of the world's best known animal welfare charities has condemned the living conditions of the five big cats being kept in a north east enclosure.