RSPCA to step back from launching prosecutions for hunting – The Guardian

‘The new head of the RSPCA has pledged to continue passing information about illegal fox-hunting and farm cruelty to the police but said that in the past the charity had struck the wrong tone when championing animal rights.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2016

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Plans to change animal welfare codes abandoned by government – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2016 in animal cruelty, animals, codes of practice, consultations, news, standards by tracey

‘The government has abandoned a controversial plan to repeal animal welfare codes.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2016

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Brothers filmed abusing pet bulldog put on suspended prison sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2016 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘Shocking footage has been released showing two brothers abusing their pet dog and a petition has been launched after they walked free from court on a suspended sentence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2016

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Government planning to repeal animal welfare codes – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2016 in agriculture, animal cruelty, codes of practice, food, news, regulations, repeals by sally

‘Conservative ministers are planning to repeal an array of official guidance on animal welfare standards, starting with a move to put the code on chicken-farming into the hands of the poultry industry.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2016

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Former PCSO who raped child jailed for 11 years – The Guardian

‘A former police community support officer has been jailed for 11 years and four months after admitting raping a child and a bestiality offence.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2016

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Man sentenced for selling monkey heads – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 13th, 2016 in animal cruelty, animals, news, pornography, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘George Bush from Erith is given a suspended prison sentence after admitting selling monkey heads on eBay and also possessing animal porn.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th January 2016

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RSPCA ‘reserves right’ to prosecute hunt cases despite controversy – Daily Telegraph

‘Changes to the animal protection charity’s prosecution policy will not mean a final end to cases brought against members of fox hunts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2015

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Hunting convictions thrown into doubt after court case collapses – Daily Telegraph

‘The neutrality of Professor Stephen Harris, one of the UK’s leading authorities on foxes, has been called into question.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2015

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Horse sex man from Norfolk jailed for 14 months – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2015 in animal cruelty, closed circuit television, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A married father-of-three has been jailed for 14 months after he admitted sexually assaulting a horse.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2015

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Cat lovers Dean and Diane Webb to sue RSPCA over loss of their animals – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 23rd, 2015 in animal cruelty, animals, charities, news, time limits by sally

‘A couple who received death threats and left the country after being accused of cruelty to their cats are to sue the RSPCA for damages over killing their animals, a High Court ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2015

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Wirral cat killer who broke a puppy’s jaw is jailed – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2015 in animal cruelty, costs, disqualification, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed a cat and broke a puppy’s jaw has been jailed and banned from keeping animals for life.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2015

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RSPCA prosecution powers ‘to be examined by MPs’ – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2015 in animal cruelty, inquiries, news, private prosecutions, prosecutions by sally

‘A group of MPs is planning to launch a formal inquiry into the powers of the RSPCA and other animal charities, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 22nd September 2015

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Facebook-boast Croydon deer-killer sentenced – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2015 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A man who poached a deer from a field in south London, took it home and slit its throat has been given a seven month suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 8th September 2015

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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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