Badgers’ expectations dashed – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 1st, 2014 in animals, environmental health, environmental protection, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘This blog has covered the various twists and turns, both scientific and legal, of Defra’s attempts to reduce bovine TB by culling badgers: see the list of posts below. Today’s decision in the Administrative Court is the most recent.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th August 2014

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Badger cull legal challenge in Somerset and Gloucestershire fails – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in agriculture, animals, judicial review, news by tracey

‘A High Court bid to halt this year’s badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, has failed.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2014

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Badger cull faces fresh legal challenge – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2014 in agriculture, animals, environmental health, government departments, news by tracey

‘The Badger Trust is back in court on Thursday with a new legal challenge over the government’s badger cull policy. It is seeking a High Court ruling that there has been an unlawful failure to put in place an independent expert panel to oversee this year’s planned cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2014

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Copyright in the modern world: a load of monkey business? – Technology Law Update

‘The application of intellectual property law in our modern age is fraught with complexities. As societies and technologies develop, situations invariably arise that the drafters of legislation had perhaps not considered.’

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Technology Law Update, 8th August 2014

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Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as ‘monkey owns it’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 6th, 2014 in animals, copyright, internet, news, photography by sally

‘Wikimedia, the organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer’s repeated requests to delete his most famous shot as it is jeopardising his livelihood – because a monkey pressed the shutter button and “owns the copyright”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2014

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Badger Trust given permission to challenge badger cull – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2014 in animals, environmental protection, judicial review, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘The Badger Trust has been granted permission for a judicial review to challenge the government’s plans to continue culling badgers this year.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2014

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What is the law on killing rabbits in your garden? – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2014 in animals, internet, news, photography, protected species by sally

‘Novelist Jeanette Winterson has caused a minor storm on Twitter by posting pictures of a rabbit she killed, cooked and ate after it entered her garden. But what does the law in England and Wales say on the issue, asks Justin Parkinson.’

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BBC News, 18th June 2014

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Expert court witnesses ‘ignored clients’ guilt’ – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2014 in animals, evidence, expert witnesses, news by sally

‘An undercover Panorama investigation has found some paid expert witnesses prepared to provide helpful court reports despite a client’s confession.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2014

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Badger cull injunction breach case dropped – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2014 in animals, demonstrations, environmental health, injunctions, news, prosecutions by michael

‘The case against the only person accused of breaching last year’s badger cull injunction has been dropped.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2014

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Farmer Paul Waterfall cleared over Roger Freeman bull death – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2014 in animals, Crown Prosecution Service, delay, homicide, negligence, news by tracey

‘A farmer who owned a bull or cow which killed a walker has been cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence..’

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BBC News, 7th May 2014

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Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 – Home Office

Posted May 2nd, 2014 in animals, consultations, experiments by tracey

‘This paper sets out the government’s proposals for the review and indicates our preferred option. This consultation is seeking views on our proposals and invites suggestions as to whether they are appropriate, how they may work in practice and any alternatives available. We also seek advice to help quantify the potential impacts associated with the chosen options.’

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Home Office, 1st May 2014

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Settlements approved for families of 10 children made seriously ill by Godstone Farm E. coli outbreak – The Independent

Posted May 2nd, 2014 in animals, children, compensation, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Families of the 10 young children most seriously affected by Britain’s worst E. coli farm outbreak were approved settlements today, closing the door on an incident that the parents described as “a living nightmare for all”.’

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The Independent, 1st May 2014

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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

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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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