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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Two jailed for freeing wild boar into the wild in Maesteg – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2015 in animals, burglary, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two “sophisticated” thieves have been jailed for freeing more than 40 wild boar from a farm in Bridgend county.’
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BBC News, 14th August 2015

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When can the courts rule on the legality of future behaviour? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This case concerned the application of the law in relation to future conduct, in particular, the role of the judicial review procedure in determining what precisely is meant by the prohibition on the selling of live animals under the Pet Animals Act 1951.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th August 2015

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Exotic pet society fails in legal action against council over cancelled event – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 5th, 2015 in animals, interpretation, judicial review, local government, news by sally

‘A district council has defeated a judicial review challenge over its decision to warn a racecourse owner of “a substantial risk of unlawful activity” taking place at a meeting of private breeders of reptiles and amphibians.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2015

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Animal charities in legal victory against family of elderly donor to get £350k house she ‘left to carer nephew’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 10th, 2015 in animals, appeals, charities, documents, news, wills by sally

‘Chiltern Dog Rescue and Redwings Horse Sanctuary win appeal against ruling that man who cared for elderly aunt before she died entitled to home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2015

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Hunting ban ‘not enforced properly’ in South West – BBC News

Posted April 22nd, 2015 in animals, hunting, news by sally

‘Opponents of wild animal hunting claim the fox hunting ban, in force for more than 10 years, is not being properly enforced in the South West.

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BBC News, 22nd April 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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