Scotland is one of the world’s biggest producers of farmed salmon, exporting to over 50 countries, including Australia. But while the industry expands, it’s animals who pay the price.
This new investigation by our friends at Compassion in World Farming has exposed just how prolific animal suffering is across the industry. The biggest ever exposé into the Scottish salmon industry reveals suffering on an industry-wide scale, with parasite infestations, fish with their skin and flesh falling apart from disease, and shocking death rates. It’s just the latest in a string of scandals (including many right here in Australia) revealing the devastating impact that salmon farming has on animals and the environment, no matter where in the world it occurs.
CIWF’s new footage exposes awful conditions at five of Scotland’s largest salmon producers, who account for over 96% of the industry.
In the wake of their investigation and the explosive #ScottishSalmonScandal, our friends at Compassion in World Farming are calling on the Scottish government to put an urgent stop to existing expansion plans. With investigations consistently showing widespread suffering across the industry – and the devastating scale of its environmental impact — can you imagine how much worse it would be if plans to double the Scottish salmon farming industry by 2030 went ahead? If you have a free moment, please take action now to support the campaign by signing CIWF’s open letter to the Scottish government – urging them to protect animals and our oceans from the harm caused by the salmon farming industry.