Chicken breeder faces court over noisy cockerel – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2014 in animals, news, noise, prosecutions by tracey

‘A chicken breeder is being prosecuted after villagers complained her crowing cockerel keeps them awake at night.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th April 2014

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Man kills wife’s pet ram in bitter divorce battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 8th, 2014 in animals, costs, divorce, financial provision, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘Husband who put to death wife’s pet ram is ordered to pay her £170,000 a year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2014

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Ministers defeated in grey squirrel battle – The Independent

Posted March 19th, 2014 in animals, enforcement, news, prosecutions, protected species by tracey

‘Ministers have admitted defeat in their battle against grey squirrels, and will scrap a law to protect their red cousins. Campaigners, and MPs in the North East where the red squirrel can still be found, have expressed their shock at the abandonment of the law requiring people to report grey squirrels on their land so they can be exterminated.’

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The Independent, 18th Independent 2014

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Council did not have power to ban live animal exports, says judge – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 4th, 2014 in animals, compensation, local government, news, proportionality by sally

‘A district council faces having to make a significant payout to exporters of live animals after a High Court ruled that the authority did not have power to impose a temporary ban on shipment.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd March 2014

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Law Commission says powers needed to curb non-native plants and animals- The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2014 in animals, environmental protection, Law Commission, news, reports by tracey

‘Powers to control or eradicate invasive plants and animal species – such as Japanese knotweed or parakeets – should be given to government departments and environment protection authorities, the Law Commission has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2014

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A new approach to controlling invasive non-native species – Law Commission

Posted February 11th, 2014 in animals, environmental protection, Law Commission, news, reports, Wales by tracey

‘We have published a report, making recommendations on the control of invasive non-native species as part of our project on wildlife.’

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Law Commission, 11th February 2014

Source: www.www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

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The latest challenge to the badger cull extension – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 28th, 2013 in animals, consultations, environmental health, judicial review, news by tracey

‘A new challenge was filed yesterday to the badger cull extension presently under way in the South West of England.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th November 2013

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Modernising wildlife law – Law Commission

Posted October 16th, 2013 in animals, bills, birds, EC law, environmental protection, Law Commission, news, penalties by sally

“The Law Commission has today [15 October] set out its proposed principles for a new regulatory regime for wildlife.”

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Law Commission, 15th October 2013

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and others v European Parliament, Commission of the European Union and another intervening – WLR Daily

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and others v European Parliament, Commission of the European Union and another intervening (Case C-583/11P); [2013] WLR (D) 370

“An action for annulment of a ‘regulatory act’ within the meaning of the fourth paragraph of article 263FEU of the FEU Treaty was available to an individual with a direct concern in an act of general application which was not a legislative act.”

WLR Daily, 3rd 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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Activists barred from badger protest – The Independent

Posted August 23rd, 2013 in agriculture, animals, demonstrations, injunctions, news, trade unions by sally

“A High Court judge granted an injunction today that will allow people to protest peacefully against the controversial badger cull within the trial culling zones, but bar a handful of named hardcore activists from the area.”

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The Independent, 22nd August 2013

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Farmers Union applies for injunction that aims to stop badger cull protests – The Independent

Posted August 22nd, 2013 in agriculture, animals, demonstrations, injunctions, news, pilot schemes, trade unions by sally

“If granted by the High Court, it would prevent any protest against the pilot scheme.”

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The Independent, 21st August 2013

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Pet cat’s DNA helps convict owner who killed his friend after an argument – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2013 in animals, DNA, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“First time genetic code of a cat has been used in a criminal trial in the UK.”

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The Independent, 14th August 2013

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Teacher Simon Clannachan jailed for child and bestiality images – BBC News

“A primary school teacher who was caught with indecent images of children and extreme pornography involving animals has been jailed for six months.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2013

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Wild animals in circuses to be banned – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 16th, 2013 in animals, news by sally

“Travelling circuses are to be banned from using wild animals in two years time, under plans being announced by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2013

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Owner wins nine-month cat custody battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 4th, 2013 in animals, custody, news by sally

“An owner has won a nine-month legal battle, fighting tooth and claw for custody of a cat that went missing for six years after its adopted family refused to give her up.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd April 2013

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How the law views cats – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 3rd, 2013 in animals, criminal damage, news, theft by sally

“The law regards cats as property, or ‘chattel’, so any offence against owned felines can be classed as criminal damage.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd April 2013

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Sheep snow deaths: Farmers could get law change – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in agriculture, animals, burials and cremation, EC law, news by sally

“Laws that prevent farmers burying dead animals could be relaxed to help those struggling after hundreds of sheep died in the recent snow.”

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BBC News, 2nd April 2013

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RSPCA could hire ‘experienced criminal barrister’ to review prosecutions, Attorney General suggests – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2013 in animals, barristers, budgets, charities, news, private prosecutions, prosecutions by sally

“Britain’s most senior law officer has told the head of the RSPCA that he could consider hiring an experienced criminal lawyer to review the charity’s controversial prosecution policy.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd February 2013

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Wildlife park run by TV presenter and husband fined £70,000 – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2012 in animals, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

“A wildlife park run by TV presenter Anna Ryder Richardson and her husband has been fined £70,000 for health and safety breaches. Colin MacDougall, 46, the interior designer’s husband, was fined a further £4,000 for two identical breaches.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2012

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