RSPCA should be stripped of powers to prosecute cases of animal cruelty, MPs say – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2016 in animal cruelty, news, private prosecutions, reports, select committees by sally

‘The RSPCA is “targeting vulnerable, ill and elderly” people and removing their pets, and should be stripped of its powers to prosecute cases of animal cruelty, an MPs report has found.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th November 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on RSPCA should be stripped of powers to prosecute cases of animal cruelty, MPs say – Daily Telegraph

MPs set to ask RSPCA to stop carrying out animal cruelty prosecutions – The Guardian

‘A cross-party committee of MPs is expected to call for the RSPCA to stop implementing private prosecutions for animal cruelty and instead hand evidence over to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).’

Full story

The Guardian, 13th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on MPs set to ask RSPCA to stop carrying out animal cruelty prosecutions – The Guardian

MP calls for tougher animal cruelty sentences amid link to domestic abuse – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2016 in animal cruelty, bills, domestic violence, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Labour MP is pressing the government to increase the penalties for animal cruelty offences, noting that research shows people who harm animals are more likely to go on to commit crimes such as domestic abuse.’

Full story

The Guardian, 8th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on MP calls for tougher animal cruelty sentences amid link to domestic abuse – The Guardian

FSA: 4,000 major breaches of animal welfare laws at UK abattoirs in two years – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in animal cruelty, food hygiene, news, regulations, reports, slaughter by sally

‘There were more than 4,000 severe breaches of animal welfare regulations over the past two years at British slaughterhouses, according to data released by the government’s food watchdog under freedom of information laws.’

Full story

The Guardian, 28th August 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on FSA: 4,000 major breaches of animal welfare laws at UK abattoirs in two years – The Guardian

No jail for woman who decapitated snakes with scissors and ate heads – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in animal cruelty, animals, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A woman who decapitated two pet snakes with a pair of scissors and tried to swallow their severed heads while drunk has escaped a prison term.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on No jail for woman who decapitated snakes with scissors and ate heads – Daily Telegraph

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.’

Full story

The Guardian, 16th May 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

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.’

Full story

BBC News, 7th April 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

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.’

Full story

The Guardian, 25th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Government planning to repeal animal welfare codes – The Guardian

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.’

Full story

The Guardian, 21st March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 12th January 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Man sentenced for selling monkey heads – Daily Telegraph

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

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.’

Full story

BBC News, 23rd October 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

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.’

Full story

BBC News, 30th September 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

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.’

Full story

BBC News, 22nd September 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

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.’

Full story

BBC News, 8th September 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Facebook-boast Croydon deer-killer sentenced – BBC News

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’.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

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.’

Full story

The Independent, 19th May 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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