RSPCA calls for more regulation in pet industry – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2020 in animal cruelty, animals, charities, dogs, news by sally

‘Not all local authorities require dog walkers, trainers and groomers to have qualifications and licences to operate, say the RSPCA, and this can lead to some animals being put at risk.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2020

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Man jailed for beating and using cleaning products on dog – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2020 in animal cruelty, animals, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who beat his pet American bulldog and used household cleaning products on her has been jailed for four months.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2020

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Men given suspended sentences for ‘releasing fox into path of hunt’ – The Guardian

‘Two men convicted of animal cruelty offences after being filmed dragging a fox out of a tunnel and releasing it “into the path of a hunt” have been given suspended sentences.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2019

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Teenagers who threw bricks at Gosport sheep sentenced – BBC News

‘Four teenagers who threw bricks at sheep and snapped off their horns have been given community sentences.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2019

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‘Pitiful’ £350 fines for fox hunters caught in video footage – BBC News

‘An animal welfare charity has called for people who illegally hunt foxes to be given prison sentences – after two men were fined a “pitiful” £350.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2019

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Man mutilates horse by stabbing it 20 times but is only charged with ‘criminal damage’ – The Independent

Posted November 19th, 2019 in animal cruelty, criminal damage, horses, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A teenager who mutilated a prize-winning horse by stabbing it 20 times has only been jailed for two months because the attack was classed as “criminal damage”.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2019

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Cat owner ‘disgusted’ at dog owner’s sentence – BBC Newsp

Posted November 18th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, closed circuit television, news, sentencing by sally

‘A cat owner said he screamed in horror while watching a man encourage his dog to maul the pet to death.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2019

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Man jailed for kicking seagull to death – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2019 in animal cruelty, birds, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for kicking and trampling a gull to death in the Welsh town of Tonypandy.’

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The Independent, 5th November 2019

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Dog thieves are not being pursued by police as £500 rule leaves pets languishing as low priority, say campaigners – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, criminal justice, dogs, gangs, news, police, sentencing, statistics, theft by sally

‘Dogs may be our best friends and their unwavering loyalty priceless but thefts of them are not being pursued by police because most are worth under £500 and so rated a minor low level crime, say campaigners.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2019

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Man jailed for killing partner’s dog to ‘get back at her’ – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2019 in animal cruelty, dogs, domestic violence, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his partner’s dog and hurt another so badly it had to be put down to “get back at her” has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2019

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‘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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