Woman jailed for strangling dog using collar and wrapping muzzle in duct tape – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2015 in animal cruelty, costs, disqualification, news, sentencing by sally

‘Hayley Cowan buries Staffordshire bull terrier in shallow grave in case described by RSPCA as ‘one of most harrowing and distressing cases to date’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2015

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Men jailed for torturing and killing baby deer in Wales after police find ‘disturbing’ video – The Independent

Posted May 19th, 2015 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for the “barbaric” torture and killing of a baby deer in a video they filmed on a mobile phone in Wales.’

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The Independent, 19th May 2015

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Hunting ban ‘set to be repealed within 12 months’ with early Commons vote expected – The Independent

Posted May 18th, 2015 in animal cruelty, hunting, news, repeals by sally

‘Supporters of hunting with dogs are confident of overturning the ban imposed 10 years ago, claiming that a majority of MPs in the new House of Commons will vote to lift it.’

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The Independent, 15th May 2015

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Anti-vivisection activists win right to legal challenge over how Home Office investigated the care of animals at leading research institution – The Independent

‘Anti-vivisection activists have won the right to a legal challenge over the way the Home Office investigated the care of animals at a leading research institution.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2015

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RSPCA prosecutions ease despite rise in animal cruelty – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 22nd, 2015 in animal cruelty, animals, charities, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Charity insists no change in prosecution policy after controversial chief quits but convictions down sharply.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2015

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Kittens killer John Akrill jailed – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2015 in animal cruelty, animals, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for 20 weeks for killing four eight-week-old kittens and dumping them in a bin.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2015

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The death of Mr Pig and the truth about the RSPCA – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 16th, 2015 in animal cruelty, animals, charities, costs, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The decision to destroy a beloved pet suggests that the animal protection charity has lost its way.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2015

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British husband and wife jailed over ‘appalling’ animal cruelty – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2015 in animal cruelty, appeals, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A couple who kept more than 40 pets in squalid conditions at their home have been jailed, with the presiding magistrate describing it as the worst case of animal cruelty he had seen in 30 years.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2015

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Neknominate goldfish man banned from owning fish – BBC News

‘A man who was filmed swallowing a goldfish for the Neknominate online drinking game has been been banned from owning fish for five years.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2015

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‘Big player’ in UK dog fighting jailed after RSPCA probe – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2015 in animal cruelty, animals, news, sentencing by sally

‘A dog breeder, thought to be a “big player” in British dog fighting, has been jailed and banned from keeping animals.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2015

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Has the Hunting Act stopped cruelty towards foxes? – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2015 in animal cruelty, hunting, legislation, news by sally

‘It’s 10 years since fox hunting was banned in the UK but the battle lines are still drawn, with hunters saying the law has failed and should be repealed, while animal welfare groups hail its success.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2015

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Vet Oliver Lown jailed over bestiality images – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2015 in animal cruelty, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A former vet who was struck off after being filmed having sex with a horse and a dog has been jailed for possessing images of bestiality.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2015

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Thirsk slaughterhouse ‘attacks’ probed by FSA – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2015 in animal cruelty, food, news, slaughter by tracey

‘One man has been sacked and three others at a North Yorkshire slaughterhouse have had their operating licences suspended after hidden cameras filmed alleged mistreatment of animals.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2015

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Durham deer-death officers guilty of gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in animal cruelty, firearms, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

‘Two police officers who bludgeoned an injured deer to death have been removed from firearms duties after being found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2015

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Cosmetics tested on animals banned in the EU – or are they? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R (on the application of the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Attorney General, British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (intervening) [2014] EWHC 4222 (Admin) 12 December 2014. Conscientious shoppers who check the labelling of shampoos and other cosmetic products for the “not tested on animals” legend may not be aware that there is in place an EU Regulation (“the Cosmetics Regulation”), enforceable by criminal sanctions, prohibiting the placing on the market of any product that has been tested on laboratory animals. Any comfort drawn from this knowledge however may be displaced by the uncertainty concerning the status of cosmetics whose ingredients have been tested on animals in non-EU or “third” countries. (Incidentally the Cruelty Cutter app is designed to enable consumers to test, at the swipe of a smart phone, whether the product they are contemplating purchasing has been tested on animals.)’

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UK Human RIghts Blog, 12th December 2014

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Seaham rabbit torturers spared prison – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2014 in animal cruelty, community service, compensation, internet, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men who posed naked in the bath with a pet rabbit before torturing and killing it have been spared jail.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2014

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RSPCA prosecute family over cat’s long hair – Daily Telegraph

‘Richard and Samantha Byrnes express their relief after the Crown Prosecution Service steps in and orders the RSPCA to halt an animal cruelty case against them.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th August 2014

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Man fined for swallowing goldfish on film – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2014 in animal cruelty, cautions, fines, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘A 20-year-old man from Suffolk has been fined £200 after he was filmed swallowing two goldfish as part of a ‘Neknominate” online dare.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2014

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Three men from Colne jailed for badger and cat cruelty – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2014 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

‘Three men who set dogs on a badger and a cat have been jailed after video of the cruelty was discovered on one of their mobile phones.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2014

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Woman fined £1,000 in court for cruelty to rabbit found starving and with overgrown teeth – The Independent

Posted July 9th, 2014 in animal cruelty, fines, news by sally

‘A woman whose neglected rabbit had to be put down after its teeth grew more than two inches out of its mouth has been ordered to pay more than £1,000.’

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The Independent, 8th July 2014

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