Seals

Ringed seal released back into the wild

A THREE month old ringed seal is hoped to be on its way to the Arctic after being released by wildlife enthusiasts in Shetland. Named Hispi, the seal pup was spotted at Cove Bay, just south of Aberdeen, about two months ago. Since then, it had been looked after by the Scottish SPCA at its […] Shetland News …


Ban on shooting seals welcomed by campaigners

THE OWNER of a wildlife sanctuary in Shetland has welcomed new legislation which bans the shooting of seals in Scotland as of this month. Under previous regulations the shooting of seals by salmon farmers and other commercial fisheries interests was permitted under licence. Environmental campaigner Pete Bevington of Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary said the new law, […] Shetland News …