Antiques dealer found guilty of trying to sell elephant tusk at Christie’s after being ‘misled by expert’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 9th, 2016 in animals, auctioneers, environmental protection, fines, news by tracey

‘A dealer who tried to sell an elephant tusk at Christie’s has been spared a fine after claiming he was “misled” by their antiques experts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2016

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Canines in court: therapy dogs making the wait for a verdict ‘more human’ – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in animals, courts, dogs, family courts, mental health, news by sally

‘Unique in the UK, Chelmsford county court hosts therapy dogs each week, to reduce stress and make court less intimidating.’

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The Guardian, 28th August 2016

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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.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2016

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Monkey selfie: Animal charity Peta challenges ruling – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2016 in animals, charities, copyright, intellectual property, news by sally

‘An animal charity has appealed against a court decision which ruled a monkey could not own the copyright to a selfie photograph it took.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2016

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Missing cat found after four years – but family can’t be told who has him because of data protection rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 12th, 2016 in animals, data protection, electronic monitoring, news by sally

‘A mother has spoken of her outrage after discovering her missing cat had been stolen – only to be told she cannot have its location due to the Data Protection Act.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th August 2016

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Ancient grazing rights threatened as controversial baaaaaaad behaviour orders used to criminalise sheep – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 4th, 2016 in animals, ASBOs, commons, crime, fines, local government, news by Mark L

‘it is one of the most ancient surviving commoners’ rights in England, thought to date at least to the Norman conquest if not before. But the custom of allowing sheep to roam freely in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire is set to be criminalised in one village, in the latest manifestation of controversial new antisocial behaviour laws nicknamed the “busybodies’ charter”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2016

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Three jailed for selling drugged horses to hide health and behavioural problems – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three people have been jailed for their roles in selling horses with physical ailments or behavioural issues to unsuspecting members of the public.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th July 2016

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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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