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‘Visit Scotland’ and witness seal slaughter campaigners warn

11th June 2013 The Seal Protection Action Group warned tourists to stay away from Scotland if they care about wildlife, especially seals, as they may be horrified to witness mass seal shootings. The warning comes as television presenter Neil Oliver launched a £350,000 campaign promoting Scotland as a top location for wildlife watching. The campaign highlights […]

Seal shooting horror returns to Scottish holiday village

  Men from the Scottish Wild Salmon Company (Usan Salmon Fisheries of Montrose) are back in Crovie, Aberdeenshire shooting seals. The netting season means they could be shooting seals there and elsewhere for months to come.  Their men  (pictured here) sit on a cliff with a rifle, fitted with a silencer, waiting to shoot seals that […]

Campaigners condemn 900 seal shootings in Scotland

 15th March 2013 The Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) today condemned the Scottish Government for publishing details about the shooting of hundreds of seals in Scotland on an obscure website, so avoiding public scrutiny and further public outrage at the killings. The Marine Scotland website says that 61 licences were granted in 2012 to shoot […]

SPAG warns of seal shooting threat to Scottish tourism!

Monday 14th January 2013  The Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) today warned that a projected increase in seal shootings caused by expanding farmed salmon production for export, threatens Scottish tourism, already hit by bad weather and the economic downturn. While tourism income is down, the salmon industry is expanding production,and this could be at the […]

Rise in Scottish seal shooting condemned

Monday 17th September 2012  The Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) today condemned an increase in seal shootings in Scotland in the first six months of 2012,the second year of a government licence scheme introduced to reduce them. Government figures just released show that 201 grey seals and 41 common seals were shot in the first […]

Holidaymakers witness seal shooting horror!

20th August 2012 An English couple holidaying in an idyllic fishing village in the north-east of Scotland has vowed never to return to Scotland after witnessing seals being shot in front of them. The couple were so horrified that they cut short their holiday in Crovie, Aberdeenshire and have contacted the Seal Protection Action Group […]

Scottish seal killings must end!

27th June 2012 The Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) today called for an end to all seal killings in Scottish waters in response to government figures revealing that 461 seals were shot under licence in 2011. The final figures for 2011 have just been released, 5 months late and almost half-way through the second year […]

‘Huge’ reduction in Scottish seal killings

Date: 5th October 2011 The Scottish Government has published details on it’s website of the number of seals that have been shot in the first six months under its new seal licensing scheme, introduced under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, that came in to force this year. Under the new scheme, 68 licences have been […]

Scottish Government sanctions cull of 1,000 seals

25th February 2011 The Scottish Government has published details on it’s website of the number of seals that can be killed this year under the new seal licensing scheme introduced under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010. Under the new scheme, 65 licences have been issued to kill up to 1,298 seals in total this year. […]

Victory for seals as EU ban comes into force

A temporary suspension of a European Union (EU) Regulation banning trade in seal products has been lifted by the European Union’s General Court so allowing the full implementation of this historic legislation. The ban, agreed in 2009 and due to come into force in August 2010, was suspended following a challenge by the sealing industry. […]

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