Archive for the Tag 'Scotland'

New poll shows the UK public wants salmon without seal killings

Today, the Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) and International Animal Rescue (IAR) have released the results of a new poll revealing that the majority of the UK public wants better protection for UK seals and for retailers to stop buying salmon from producers that shoot them. The poll, conducted by YouGov (17-20th July) revealed that […]

Scottish Salmon Producers want secrecy over seal killings

The Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) condemns attempts by the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) to undermine attempts to protect seal populations under proposals in the Scottish Marine Bill. In a document submitted to the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee the SSPO also calls for provisions to be included to ‘protect the health and welfare […]

Shetland seal pup slaughter update:Two men appear in court

The two fishermen charged with the deaths of 21 grey seal pups on the small island of East Linga in the Shetland Islands have now appeared in court. John George Eunson, aged 44, of Seefeld, Symbister, Whalsay, and 47 year old Jimmy Stewart, of Ellies Knowe, Saltness, Symbister, Whalsay, have been charged with mutilating, beating […]

Man charged over seal pup slaughter

A man has been charged in connection with the clubbing to death of 18 grey seal pups found on a beach in the Shetland Islands. Police were alerted by workers from Scottish Natural Heritage while conducting a seal survey on 29th November. When officers attended the beach, in the East Linga area of the island, […]

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