David Cameron ‘must strengthen Evel plans to stop SNP maintaining ban on hunting in England’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 15th, 2015 in devolution issues, hunting, news, parliament, political parties, Scotland by tracey

‘David Cameron must strengthen his plans for “English votes for English laws”, senior Tories have said, after the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon forced him to shelve a vote on relaxing the fox hunting ban in England.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th July 2015

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MPs will only get 90 minutes to debate fox hunting before they vote on legalising it – The Independent

Posted July 9th, 2015 in hunting, news, parliament by sally

‘MPs will only be given 90 minutes to debate fox hunting before they vote on whether to legalise it, George Osborne has said.’
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The Independent, 9th July 2015

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Hunting ban ‘set to be repealed within 12 months’ with early Commons vote expected – The Independent

Posted May 18th, 2015 in animal cruelty, hunting, news, repeals by sally

‘Supporters of hunting with dogs are confident of overturning the ban imposed 10 years ago, claiming that a majority of MPs in the new House of Commons will vote to lift it.’

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The Independent, 15th May 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 drops its last hunting prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 19th, 2015 in hunting, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘The animal welfare charity says there is no longer a “realistic prospect of securing a conviction” against a master of the Cattistock hunt’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2015

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Has the Hunting Act stopped cruelty towards foxes? – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2015 in animal cruelty, hunting, legislation, news by sally

‘It’s 10 years since fox hunting was banned in the UK but the battle lines are still drawn, with hunters saying the law has failed and should be repealed, while animal welfare groups hail its success.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2015

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The Hunting Act – in 60 seconds – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2015 in bills, hunting, news by sally

‘As it approaches it’s tenth anniversary, The Telegraph examines what makes the Hunting Act one of the most contentious pieces of legislation seen in modern political times.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2015

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English votes for English laws plan ‘could end hunting ban’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 5th, 2015 in constitutional law, devolution, elections, hunting, news, parliament by sally

‘Constitutional shake-up would shift the balance at Westminster in favour of repealing the Hunting Act 2004, Countryside Alliance believes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th January 2015

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Jail those convicted of illegal blood sports, campaigners say – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2014 in hunting, imprisonment, news, penalties, reports, sentencing by sally

‘Hunters should face prison sentences for illegal blood sports, be banned from sending dogs underground and prevented from escaping prosecution by claiming that kills are accidental, according to animal welfare campaigners.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

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Hunting prosecutions at all-time high since ban – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in hunting, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Figures show that a total of 110 hunters were charged for offences under the Hunting Act in 2013, an increase on the previous high of 92 in 2009.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2014

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Cramaso LLP (Appellant) v Ogilvie-Grant, Earl of Seafield and Others (Respondents) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

Cramaso LLP (Appellant) v Ogilvie-Grant, Earl of Seafield and Others (Respondents) (Scotland) [2014] UKSC 9 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 12th February 2014

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RSPCA accused of ‘naked political campaigning’ after Ledbury Hunt case collapses – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 8th, 2013 in animal cruelty, charities, hunting, news, private prosecutions, prosecutions by tracey

“The RSPCA has been accused of ‘naked political campaigning’ after its latest case involving a hunt collapsed. The charity accused Will Goffe, 33, of hunting a fox with a hound while out with the Ledbury Hunt, near Malvern in Worcestershire. However, the case was dropped due to insufficient evidence. It is the fourth failed RSPCA hunt prosecution this year.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2013

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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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Dog attack men get community service for animal cruelty – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2013 in animal cruelty, community service, dogs, hunting, news, sentencing by sally

“Six men have been sentenced to more than 800 hours of community service for using their dogs to kill other animals.”

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BBC News, 17th September 2013

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Rise in convictions of badger cruelty as RSPCA accused of using law to get to hunts – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2013 in animal cruelty, hunting, licensing, news, prosecutions, statistics, video recordings by sally

“Badger cruelty prosecutions have almost doubled in five years, according to new figures, as the RSPCA is accused of using the law to target huntsmen.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2013

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RSPCA warned on hunt prosecutions by charities watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2013 in charities, Charity Commission, costs, hunting, news, prosecutions by tracey

“The RSPCA has been told by the charity watchdog that any decision to prosecute
hunts must be a ‘reasonable and effective use of the charity’s resources’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2013

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Fox hunt investigation abandoned amid row between campaigners and CPS – The Guardian

“An investigation into a Dorset hunt has been abandoned amid a row between animal welfare monitors and the Crown Prosecution Service over the text of a letter explaining why no arrests should be made.”

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The Guardian, 21st February 2012

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Dorset gardener unfairly dismissed for anti-hunting views – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2011 in belief discrimination, hunting, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

“A Dorset man was unfairly dismissed from his job at a garden centre because of his anti-hunting beliefs, an employment tribunal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 27th October 2011

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Hunting ban put to test as four face court in landmark case – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 24th, 2011 in animal cruelty, hunting, news, prosecutions by sally

“Four members of the same hunt are set to appear in court charged with deliberately setting their dogs on foxes, in what will amount to the biggest test yet for the hunting ban.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2011

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Hunt saboteur Joe Hashman wins landmark ruling – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2011 in belief discrimination, hunting, news, tribunals by sally

“An animal rights activist whose long-running campaigns made him notorious in hunting circles has won a landmark ruling that his anti-hunting beliefs should be protected from discrimination in the same way as religion.”

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The Guardian, 9th March 2011

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