Jail for Leeds man who slashed and strangled horses – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2023 in animal cruelty, animals, DNA, forensic science, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who slashed three horses with a knife and tried to strangle another has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2023

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Two women jailed for torturing and killing pet parrot in Carlisle – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2023 in animal cruelty, animals, birds, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two women who tortured and killed a friend’s pet parrot during a lengthy drinking session have been jailed by a judge who described their cruelty as “beyond comprehension”.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2023

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2023 c. 28 – Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023

2023 c. 25 – Offenders (Day of Release from Detention) Act 2023

2023 c. 24 – Child Support Collection (Domestic Abuse) Act 2023

2023 c. 23 – Co-operatives, Mutuals and Friendly Societies Act 2023

2023 c. 22 – Shark Fins Act 2023

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

England and Wales law on foxhunting unworkable, says police chief – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2023 in animal cruelty, animals, hunting, news by tracey

‘England’s most senior police officer on foxhunting has said the law on the crime is not working because it permits trail hunts that have become a “smokescreen” for the continued illegal persecution of animals.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2023

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Animal cruelty offences – New sentencing guidelines published – Sentencing Council

Posted May 12th, 2023 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Updated sentencing guidelines for animal cruelty offences that reflect changes introduced by the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Act 2021, were published today by the Sentencing Council following consultation.’

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Sentencing Council, 10th May 2023

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Trial for Chris Packham’s libel claim set to begin – The Independent

Posted May 2nd, 2023 in animal cruelty, charities, defamation, fraud, news by tracey

‘Environmentalist Chris Packham’s libel trial over denied allegations that he misled the public into donating to a wildlife charity to rescue “broken” tigers from circuses is set to begin at the High Court.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2023

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Lincolnshire woman jailed for killing and eating pet hamster – BBC News

Posted March 9th, 2023 in animal cruelty, drug abuse, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who was filmed killing and eating her pet hamster has been jailed for 12 months.’

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BBC News, 8th March 2023

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Research Briefing: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill – House of Commons Library

Posted December 2nd, 2022 in animal cruelty, animals, bills, news, parliament by tracey

‘This briefing provides an overview of the proposed measures in the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill, along with background on the issues it aims to address.’

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House of Commons Library , 29th November 2022

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Lincolnshire: Police dispersal order to tackle rising hare coursing – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2022 in animal cruelty, animals, dispersal orders, fines, hunting, imprisonment, news by tracey

‘A county-wide dispersal order has been issued by police in Lincolnshire after multiple reports of hare coursing.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2020

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Eastbourne couple jailed for neglecting children in squalid house – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2022 in animal cruelty, child neglect, dogs, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A couple who neglected children in a house filled with litter, rotting food and animal faeces have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2022

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Joshua Jowitt: Some Thoughts on the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022 – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted September 7th, 2022 in animal cruelty, animals, constitutional law, news by sally

‘The Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022 is a short piece of legislation of only six sections. The main purpose of the Act is the creation of a new Animal Sentience Committee (s.1; hereafter “ASC”). Comprised of independent, non-partisan experts from a range of relevant fields, their role is to scrutinise the extent to which the formulation or implementation of government policy has paid “due regard to the ways in which the policy might have an adverse effect on the welfare of animals as sentient beings” (s.2(2)). Although the actual impact of the Act is as yet uncertain – to be expected given that, at the time of writing, the membership of the ASC has yet to be formally announced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – I hope that this post will show why the future operation of the ASC is not only of interest to Animal Lawyers, but to Public Lawyers more broadly.’

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Constitutional Law Association, 7th September 2022

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Men’s dog walk ban after hare coursing conviction – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2022 in animal cruelty, animals, dogs, fines, hunting, news by sally

‘Two men have been banned from taking a dog for a walk anywhere in England and Wales after being convicted of hare coursing.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2022

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UK watchdog bans vegan TV ad for showing violence towards animals – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2022 in advertising, animal cruelty, animals, complaints, news, ombudsmen, veganism by sally

‘The advertising watchdog has banned a TV ad for Vegan Friendly UK after receiving complaints about graphic violence towards animals.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2022

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Tougher punishments for animal cruelty crimes in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2022 in animal cruelty, bills, news, sentencing by sally

‘Courts are set to be given powers to hand out tougher punishments for serious animal cruelty crimes, under proposed new sentencing guidelines.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2022

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Dog walker jailed after spaniels died in the boot of her car during heatwave – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 29th, 2022 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

‘A professional dog walker has been jailed for four and half months after her client’s pets died in the back of a car during a heatwave.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2022

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UK trophy hunting import ban to be brought forward – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2022 in animal cruelty, animals, bills, government departments, hunting, news by sally

‘A trophy hunting import ban will be brought forward in coming months despite opposition from Conservative backbenchers, the environment secretary has said.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2022

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Tougher sentences announced in crackdown on illegal hare coursing – The Independent

‘People who take part in hare coursing, an illegal bloodsport, face tougher sentences under plans set out by the government on Tuesday.’

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The Independent, 4th January 2022

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Man jailed after being filmed beating own pet Labrador with mallet – The Independent

Posted December 16th, 2021 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘A man has been jailed for 26 weeks after he was filmed beating his golden Labrador with a mallet in his backyard.’

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The Independent, 15th December 2021

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UK could allow animal tests for cosmetic ingredients for first time since 1998 – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2021 in animal cruelty, animals, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Ministers have opened the door to expanding the use of animal testing to ingredients used in cosmetic products for the first time in 23 years, an animal welfare charity has said.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2021

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Brighton cat killer jailed for five years – The Guardian

‘A security guard who killed cats in a series of attacks over eight months in Brighton has been jailed for more than five years.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2021

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