‘Misleading’ PeTA ad banned for claiming wool ‘as cruel as fur’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2019 in advertising, animal cruelty, animals, complaints, news by sally

‘An advert claiming wool is as cruel as fur has been banned by the watchdog because it said sheep need shearing.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2019

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Man sent to jail for stabbing police dog in first conviction under new law – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 6th, 2019 in animal cruelty, dogs, drug abuse, guilty pleas, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A knife-wielding attacker who nearly blinded a police dog while high on drugs has become the first person to be jailed under Finn’s Law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th August 2019

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Man hit dog with hammer, strangled it with washing line then dumped it in river because it was ‘following him around and getting on his nerves’ – The Independent

Posted July 8th, 2019 in animal cruelty, dogs, news, suspended sentences by sally

‘A dog owner who hit his German Shepherd on the head with a hammer and strangled her with a washing line for “getting on his nerves” has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 5th July 2019

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Worst animal cruelty cases to get higher jail terms – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2019 in animal cruelty, bills, consultations, news, police, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘People found guilty of the worst cases of animal cruelty will face up to five years in prison under a new law proposed for England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2019

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Fox cruelty: South Herefordshire Hunt pair found guilty – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2019 in animal cruelty, hunting, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘Two people have been convicted of animal cruelty after foxes were thrown to hounds at a hunting kennels.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2019

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Police dog Finn’s law comes into force – BBC News

‘A new law named after a police dog which recently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent has come into effect.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2019

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Lucy’s Law: Puppy farm ban set to be confirmed – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, news, sale of goods, standards by sally

‘A new law aimed at cracking down on so-called puppy farms in England is being presented to Parliament on Monday.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2019

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Sunderland poacher made ‘barbaric’ fox attack films – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, hunting, internet, news, sentencing by sally

‘A poacher who made videos of his whippet killing wild foxes has been jailed for 18 weeks.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2019

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New acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 18th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, brexit, EC law, legislation by tracey

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019

Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act 2019

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Animal testing: Which ones are used in UK experiments? – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, medical ethics, medicines, news, statistics by sally

‘Mice, fish, cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, monkeys – they’re all used in animal testing across the world.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2019

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Man who killed chip-stealing seagull given curfew – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2019 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed a seagull when it tried to steal his chips has been ordered to serve a curfew.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2019

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Retailers broke rules by listing real fur items as fake, ASA says – The Guardian

‘The UK advertising watchdog has criticised two retailers for “misleading” consumers by advertising fashion items made from real animal fur as fake or “faux”.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2019

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 21st, 2018 in animal cruelty, civil justice, health, housing, legislation, prisons, social services by tracey

2018 c. 34 – Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

2018 c. 32 – Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Act 2018

2018 c. 31 – Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Act 2018

2018 c. 30 – Ivory Act 2018

2018 c. 29 – Civil Liability Act 2018

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Pheasant shooting to be banned on public land in Wales – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2018 in animal cruelty, birds, news, sport, Wales by tracey

‘Pheasant shooting is set to be banned on public land in Wales following sustained campaigning by animal welfare organisations who consider the practice to be cruel.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2018

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Croydon cat killer: Mystery solved by police after three years amid 400 mutilations – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2018 in animal cruelty, animals, forensic science, news, police by tracey

‘Police have revealed the identity of the so-called Croydon cat killer. Experts ruled foxes or other wildlife were likely behind the mutilations of several hundred cats that died in the south London borough and beyond, the Metropolitan Police said. There is no evidence of human involvement in the grisly incidents, the force said following an investigation lasting nearly three years, adding that it had informed the RSPCA and campaign group South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (Snarl) of its findings.’

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The Independent, 20th September 2018

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Spurned woman sends ex-lover video of her killing his fish with bleach after accusing him of affair, court hears

Posted September 5th, 2018 in animal cruelty, costs, news by sally

‘A spurned woman sent her ex-lover a video of her killing his fish with bleach after accusing him of having an affair, a court has heard. ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2018

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Electric shock collars for pets to be banned – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2018 in animal cruelty, dogs, electronic monitoring, news by sally

‘Electric shock collars for cats and dogs will be banned in England, the government has announced.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2018

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Boy fined £500 for kicking dog to death in St Ives – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2018 in animal cruelty, fines, news, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy has been fined £500 for punching and kicking a “much-loved” pet dog to death.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2018

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Government to ban unethical puppy and kitten farms in England – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in animal cruelty, licensing, news by sally

‘The government is to ban unethical puppy and kitten farms in England, pledging to end the trade of unscrupulous breeders who keep animals in filthy and cramped conditions and force some to be pregnant many times over.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2018

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Lifetime animal ban for Looe couple with 73 cats – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2018 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A couple who kept 73 cats in “terrible conditions” has been banned from keeping animals for life.’

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BBC News, 5th April 2018

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