John Robins: “Salmon farming is cruel, plain and simple.” STORNOWAY, Scotland––The Danish-owned Scottish Salmon Company, just three weeks after complaining to media about seal attacks “stressing” farmed Atlantic salmon near Portree on Skye, has been exposed in undercover video obtained by Animal Equality U.K. for allegedly allowing routine cruelty in processing on a scale […]
Seal-shooting salmon farmers have a £5,000 price on their heads
U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act brought law to save seals in Scottish waters EDINBURGH, Scotland––Seal-shooting salmon farmers have a £5,000 price on their heads, posted by Animal Concern Scotland on February 1, 2021. The reward is specifically for information leading to the first successful prosecution under a new Scottish seal protection law, adopted on […]
Why did 162,000 factory-farmed salmon make a jailbreak?
Everyone is talking about the salmon, but almost no one about the interests of the fish themselves BELLINGHAM, Washington––Thousands of people around the Salish Sea have been talking about the Great Salmon Escape since August 20, 2017, when an estimated 162,000 hatchery-bred Atlantic salmon made a jailbreak from a ruptured sea pen at Cypress Island in […]
“Salmon farming is an environmental disaster”
by John F. Robins, Animal Concern Scotland About thirty years ago an Animal Concern Director and I attended one of the first annual conferences of the Scottish fish farming industry. It was held in a wee hall in Oban and there were perhaps a hundred people attending. A student from University of Stirling gave a […]
Back to The Jungle Book: U.K. wildlife law post-Brexit
Last of a five-part series See also Will U.K. leaving E.U. mean leaving animal welfare behind?, Farmed animals & the Brexit “diet plan,” Farmed animals & money talks and What Brexit means for “pet passports” & lab animals. LONDON, U.K.––When Britannia ruled the waves, when the sun never set on the British Empire, Rudyard Kipling in 1894 […]
Farmed animals & money talks
U.K. farmed animal welfare laws older & weaker than many voters believe Part III of a five-part series. See also Will U.K. leaving E.U. mean leaving animal welfare behind?, Farmed animals & the Brexit “diet plan.”, What Brexit means for “pet passports” & lab animals and Back to the Jungle Book: U.K. wildlife law post-Brexit.) While residents of the […]
Will U.K. leaving E.U. mean leaving animal welfare behind?
Part I of a five-part series. See also Part II: Farmed animals & the Brexit “diet plan” and Part III: Farmed animals & money talks. Part IV: What Brexit means for “pet passports” & lab animals. Part V: Back to the Jungle Book: U.K. wildlife law post-Brexit. LONDON, U.K.––Will the June 23, […]
Why was a convicted poacher named to Scottish Wild Fisheries Reform advisory commission?
An open letter from John F. Robins, Animal Concern Scotland Aileen McLeod, MSP Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform St Andrew’s House, Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG Scotland Dear Minister: I write concerning Usan Salmon Fisheries Ltd., which trades as the Scottish Wild Salmon Company. Last month at Forfar Sheriff Court, Usan […]
Scottish minister admits allowing Gamekeepers’ Association to write policy
by John F. Robins I’d like you to view a short video (link at the foot of this page). In fact I’d like you to view it two or three times just so you believe that you really are hearing with your own ears exactly what Aileen McLeod, the Scottish Minister for Environment, Climate Change […]
Fife Animal Park Closure
For the past couple of years we have been receiving complaints about Fife Animal Park, a privately run mini-zoo with a mixture of domestic and exotic animals. Complaints came in from both the public and staff. Although quite obviously a commercial venture, best described as a diversification project by a farmer, Fife Animal Park was […]