Government ordered to reveal secret seal shooters – The Herald

Government ordered to reveal secret seal shooters Scottish ministers have been ordered to name fish farms that shoot seals – and rebuked for trying to keep the hunts secret. Latest update below 13th January, 2013 Information commissioner backtracks on naming … Continue reading

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‘Location of fish farms that shoot seals kept secret’ plus other news

In the press this week, we have the shocking news that 87% of Scottish fish farms are NOT using seal exclusion nets.  Even less are actually using fully encompassing double skinned anti-predation netting! Read about this in the P & … Continue reading

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RSPCA Freedom Food fish farmers killing seals

The RSPCA have a scheme called ‘Freedom Food‘ which their website states, ‘Freedom Food is the RSPCA’s farm assurance and food labelling scheme. It is the only UK farm assurance scheme to focus solely on improving the welfare of farm … Continue reading

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Plastic Bags – Scotland Launch 3 month Consultation

This week the Scottish government is launching a three-month consultation on a range of proposals, including phasing out free carrier bags. Back in 2007 wildlife camerawoman Rebecca Hosking was filming in the Pacific where she witnessed the shocking and slow … Continue reading

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461 seals legally murdered for fish farm and sporting estate profits

In the first year of the government’s new seal licensing system they claim that 461 seals have been shot. The latest annual figures which cover the period from 31 January 2011 to 31 January 2012 can be found at Licences … Continue reading

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Seal Licencing Wrong and NOT Working

Five reasons why issuing licences to shoot seals is wrong: 1. Our government must recognise and accept the huge opposition to shooting seals in Scotland. 2. Licences are impossible to police and, if anything, make it easier for licence holders … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Salmon Farms in Scotland

Scottish government criticised by ad watchdog over panda advert via The Guardian today, this may be linked to deals with China to supply them farmed salmon, as Andrew Flitcroft writes ‘First minister Alex Salmond crowed that the Scottish fish-farming industry … Continue reading

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Lucky the Grey Seal Pup

We received a phone call on 15 February from Andrew Taylor on Unst – Britain’s most northerly isle – who had been for a walk on Norwick beach and found a grey seal pup with monofilament netting “embedded” in his … Continue reading

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Dead Seal Renga by Nick Neale

Policies placed her Here, ten meters from mothering Seas that salt soothed wounds And fed her. Now gulls’ Awls drill wounds to feed their chicks. Declared enemy. Flippers that once drove Her through shoals, sad fans of bones. Sea shift … Continue reading

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No Confidence in Governments Latest Seal Death Figures

Let’s get real So, the Scottish government claims that only 362 seals were shot under their new licence to kill policy. I’m afraid I can have no confidence in these figures. How does the government know this is how many … Continue reading

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