Trainee solicitor jailed after starving dog to death – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2014 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing, solicitors by sally

‘A trainee solicitor who locked her pet dog in a kitchen and left it to suffer a prolonged and painful death over six days has been jailed for 18 weeks.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2014

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Soldier jailed for brutally kicking injured cat to death – The Independent

Posted February 27th, 2014 in animal cruelty, armed forces, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former soldier has been jailed for 18 weeks after he savagely kicked an injured cat to death in the middle of the street.’

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The Independent, 26th February 2014

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RSPCA risks losing power to prosecute – Daily Telegraph

‘The RSPCA’s role in prosecuting cases of animal cruelty could be overhauled to restore public confidence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2014

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Cattle ‘death camp’ farmer James Stratton jailed for animal cruelty – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2014 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

‘A cattle farmer who ran a “death camp for animals” has been jailed for 12 months after abandoning his herd to go skiing.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2014

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RSPCA hires former CPS lawyer to review its prosecutions policy – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2013 in animal cruelty, charities, news, private prosecutions, solicitors by tracey

‘The RSPCA has bowed to pressure from MPs and campaigners and hired a senior lawyer to carry out a £50,000 review into its controversial prosecutions policy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2013

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Man jailed for 20 weeks after trying to kill his neighbours’ cat – The Independent

Posted November 11th, 2013 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing by michael

“A man has been sentenced to 20 weeks in jail after he tried to kill his neighbours’ cat.”

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The Independent, 11th November 2013

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RSPCA accused of ‘naked political campaigning’ after Ledbury Hunt case collapses – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 8th, 2013 in animal cruelty, charities, hunting, news, private prosecutions, prosecutions by tracey

“The RSPCA has been accused of ‘naked political campaigning’ after its latest case involving a hunt collapsed. The charity accused Will Goffe, 33, of hunting a fox with a hound while out with the Ledbury Hunt, near Malvern in Worcestershire. However, the case was dropped due to insufficient evidence. It is the fourth failed RSPCA hunt prosecution this year.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2013

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Newcastle United horse punch fan Barry Rogerson jailed – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2013 in animal cruelty, horses, news, sentencing, sport, violent disorder by sally

“A Newcastle United fan who punched a police horse when trouble flared following his side’s defeat to Sunderland has been jailed for a year.”

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BBC News, 24th October 2013

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An Animals’ Ombudswoman – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted October 7th, 2013 in animal cruelty, animals, news, ombudsmen, victims, vivisection by sally

“Noël Sweeney calls for a watchdog for the underdog.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 4th October 2013

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Owner of four dogs that killed Jade Lomas-Anderson admits cruelty – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2013 in animal cruelty, bail, guilty pleas, news by sally

“Beverley Concannon faces jail after admitting animal welfare offence following dog attack on teenager in Wigan.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2013

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Football fan faces jail for punching horse – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 26th, 2013 in animal cruelty, news, violent disorder by sally

“A football fan has been told he faces jail for punching a police horse when his team lost to their arch-rivals.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2013

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Dog attack men get community service for animal cruelty – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2013 in animal cruelty, community service, dogs, hunting, news, sentencing by sally

“Six men have been sentenced to more than 800 hours of community service for using their dogs to kill other animals.”

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BBC News, 17th September 2013

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Man jailed after admitting sex with goat – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 13th, 2013 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suspended sentences by tracey

“A man who admitted having sexual intercourse with a goat has been jailed for six weeks.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th September 2013

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Man jailed for shooting his pet dog – The Independent

Posted August 30th, 2013 in animal cruelty, disqualification, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who tried to kill his pet dog because he wasn’t able to find a new home for it has been sentenced to jail.”

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The Independent, 29th August 2013

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Advertising body drops investigation into Marmite ad – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2013 in advertising, animal cruelty, complaints, food, news by sally

“A Marmite advertising campaign attacked by critics for trivialising the work of animal welfare agencies has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2013

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Man banned from every farm in the country after admitting sex with goat – The Independent

Posted August 21st, 2013 in animal cruelty, news, sexual offences by sally

“A man has been banned from all farms where animals are kept after admitting having sexual intercourse with a goat.”

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The Independent, 20th August 2013

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RSPCA accused of using criminal prosecutions to increase revenue – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 8th, 2013 in animal cruelty, charities, news, prosecutions by sally

“The RSPCA is facing calls to give up its role as a criminal prosecutor following claims that it is using court cases as a means of increasing its revenue.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th August 2013

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Man jailed for shooting marble at cat – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2013 in animal cruelty, disqualification, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who left a cat needing surgery to remove its eye after shooting it with a catapult has been jailed.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2013

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‘Badger was fox’ lie Cumbria men’s convictions upheld – BBC news

“Three men given jail sentences after taking a badger from a wood and trying to pretend it was a fox have had their convictions upheld at an appeal.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2013

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Regina (Gray and another) v Crown Court at Aylesbury – WLR Daily

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in animal cruelty, costs, disqualification, judicial review, law reports by sally

Regina (Gray and another) v Crown Court at Aylesbury [2013] EWHC 500 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 204

“The court ought not to record a separate conviction under section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 where a person had been found guilty of an offence under section 4 and the neglect proved under section 9 was no wider than the conduct which caused the unnecessary suffering for which there was guilt under section 4.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2013

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