Sarah McClay death: South Lakes Safari Zoo fined – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2016 in animals, costs, employment, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, inquests, news, sentencing by sally

‘A zoo where a keeper was mauled to death by a tiger has been fined for health and safety breaches.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2016

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Derby residents consider legal action over fly plague – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2016 in animals, environmental health, news, waste by sally

‘Residents plagued by flies from a recycling centre said they hope to take legal action against the Environment Agency and the site operator.’

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BBC News, 7th June 2015

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Popular zoo animals could be banned under EU rules amid fears about them escaping – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 6th, 2016 in animals, EC law, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Popular zoo animals including raccoons and chipmunks could be banned from collections under EU rules amid concerns about them escaping and setting up home, it has been claimed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th June 2016

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Odd laws you may unknowingly break – BBC News

‘An 800-year-old dress code banning women from taking off their hats may finally be overturned later in Norfolk. But what other old-fashioned, or just plain strange, rules are in place around England?’

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BBC News, 31st May 2016

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Court of Appeal upholds rejection of bid to register rights of common – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 11th, 2016 in animals, appeals, commons, judicial review, local government, news, notification by sally

‘A county council has successfully defended in the Court of Appeal its decision to refuse an application to register rights of common under the Commons Act 2006.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th 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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Children were forced to have sex with pets in Coventry, judge rules – The Independent

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in animals, child abuse, children, news, sexual offences, video recordings by sally

‘Children were made to perform “sexual activities” with each other – and animals – at a hotel, a family court judge has concluded.’

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The Independent, 21st January 2016

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Regina (Cruelty Free International) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Regina (Cruelty Free International) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 3631 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 556

‘Nothing in section 18(2) or (2A) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 required the Secretary of State or someone acting under delegated authority to wait for an inspector’s report before taking any decision against the licence holder.’

WLR Daily, 14th December 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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Sheep rustlers jailed for three years after stealing from 14 farms across the North – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 6th, 2016 in animals, conspiracy, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing, theft by sally

‘The thieves cost farmers thousands and disrupted pedigree bloodlines.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th January 2016

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Government investigation after grandmother ‘gnawed at by rat’ in her bed at council-run home – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 18th, 2015 in animals, elderly, environmental health, housing, news by tracey

‘The Health Secretary has ordered an investigation into how a grandmother living in sheltered housing suffered horrific injuries her family believes were the result of multiple rat bites.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2015

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Deposits, dog hairs, doors and defamation – Nearly Legal

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in animals, appeals, defamation, deposits, housing, landlord & tenant, news, privilege by sally

‘As if tenancy deposits weren’t complicated enough, now we can add libel claims to the consequences of a heated deposit dispute. It turns out that sending potentially libellous accusations to the deposit scheme adjudication service is possibly covered by qualified privilege.’

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Nearly Legal, 21st November 2015

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Who got the dogs out? – Nearly Legal

Posted November 19th, 2015 in animals, housing, mortgages, news, restraining orders, striking out by tracey

‘Moosun, & Ors v HSBC Bank Plc (t/a First Direct) [2015] EWHC 3308 (Ch). This was a part – surely now the end part – of a long running saga of a mortgage possession and sale. The novel (if unsurprising) point of law concerned the “Ors” in this claim. You will have to read on – or skip to the end of the post, for that.’

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Nearly Legal, 18th November 2015

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“I don’t see how a dog could give instructions,” says judge as he throws out case – Litigation Futures

Posted November 17th, 2015 in animals, litigants in person, news, restraining orders, striking out by tracey

‘A litigant in person’s bid to sue HSBC and their solicitors Shoosmiths on behalf of two dogs has led the High Court to describe her as “one of those very rare litigants” against whom a two-year general civil restraint order had to be made.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th November 2015

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Brian May’s request for judicial review into badger cull rejected – BBC News

‘Rock star Brian May’s quest for a judicial review into the legalities of badger culling has failed.’

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BBC News, 26th 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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Judge rejects bid for JR over impact of regeneration scheme on bats – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 29th, 2015 in animals, environmental protection, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A High Court judge has refused to grant permission for a judicial review challenge ­to the grant of planning permission for a major regeneration project over its impact on bats.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th September 2015

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Selfie-snapping monkey in US lawsuit against British photographer – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 23rd, 2015 in animals, copyright, news, photography by sally

‘US activists suing on behalf of Naruto argue the six-year-old macaque owns photos he snapped on David Slater’s camera.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2015

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The legal situation if someone has oral sex with a dead animal – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2015 in animals, news, pornography, sexual offences by sally

‘Sexual activity with an animal is covered in UK law by Section 69 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Under this law a person is said to have committed an offence if they intentionally have sex with an animal.’

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The Independent, 21st September 2015

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Sheep rustling: Police are studying ancient methods of identification to help beat the thieves – The Independent

Posted August 27th, 2015 in agriculture, animals, identification, news, theft by sally

‘Pity the poor country coppers – if you thought they had enough on their plates with red diesel, dogging and bored teenagers necking horse tranquillisers, now they’re having to get to grips with sheep markings designed by the Vikings.’

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The Independent, 26th August 2015

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