Crufts flyball winner banned from keeping dogs for life after RSPCA investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 21st, 2017 in animal cruelty, charities, costs, dogs, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A former Crufts winner has been banned from keeping dogs for life after more than 30 animals were found living in “disgraceful” conditions at her home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2017

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Farm worker caught on camera brutally attacking newborn calf blames violence on break-up from girlfriend – Daily Telegraph

‘A young farm worker who threw a newborn calf to the floor and repeatedly stamped on it before kicking its mother in the head blamed his behaviour on breaking up with his girlfriend months earlier.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th April 2017

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RSPCA reports rise in animal cruelty claims but fall in convictions – BBC News

Posted March 29th, 2017 in animal cruelty, news, statistics by sally

‘The RSPCA investigated more than 400 allegations of animal cruelty per day last year – a rise of nearly 5% compared to the previous 12 months.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2017

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Are we tough enough on animal cruelty? – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2017 in animal cruelty, bills, news, sentencing by sally

‘When two brothers who filmed themselves torturing a dog were spared jail it provoked an outcry. Yet England and Wales has the lightest maximum sentence in Europe for animal cruelty offences. Now an MP is hoping to make the law tougher on perpetrators.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2017

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Campaigners call six-month jail terms for animal abusers ‘laughable’ when fly-tippers get five years – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 20th, 2017 in animal cruelty, bills, charities, news, sentencing by sally

‘Animal cruelty should carry a five year maximum jail sentence, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home says as it complains you get longer for fly-tipping.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2016

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Ministers put RSPCA on ‘probation’ for two years over prosecutions policy – Daily Telegraph

‘Ministers have put the RSPCA on “probation” for the next two years over its controversial prosecutions policy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2017

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RSPCA will keep powers to prosecute animal abusers, Government rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2017 in animal cruelty, charities, news, private prosecutions, sentencing by sally

‘The RSPCA will be allowed to continue animal cruelty prosecutions, a report published today has revealed, as MPs’ calls for the charity to be stripped of its powers have been ignored by the Government.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2017

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‘Neknominate’ goldfish swallow pair avoid prison – BBC News

‘A man who swallowed a live goldfish in a drinking dare has been given a suspended prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2017

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Sentencing changes may raise speeding fines but relax TV licence penalty – The Guardian

‘Motorists convicted of speeding will face higher fines related to their income while people who fail to pay their TV licences could avoid financial penalties in future, under new sentencing guidelines introduced for magistrates.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2017

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‘Dangerous’ cat killer teen held in young offenders institute – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2017 in animal cruelty, burglary, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who stole cats from an animal sanctuary to use as “live bait” for his dogs has been sent to a young offenders institute for 30 months.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2017

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Rider who took selfie with skeletal horse given ban after she is caught by Facebook pictures – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 9th, 2016 in animal cruelty, community service, costs, disqualification, horses, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman has been banned from keeping horses after Facebook users spotted pictures of her riding a skeletal ex-racehorse online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2016

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RSPCA should be stripped of powers to prosecute cases of animal cruelty, MPs say – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2016 in animal cruelty, news, private prosecutions, reports, select committees by sally

‘The RSPCA is “targeting vulnerable, ill and elderly” people and removing their pets, and should be stripped of its powers to prosecute cases of animal cruelty, an MPs report has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th November 2016

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MPs set to ask RSPCA to stop carrying out animal cruelty prosecutions – The Guardian

‘A cross-party committee of MPs is expected to call for the RSPCA to stop implementing private prosecutions for animal cruelty and instead hand evidence over to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2016

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MP calls for tougher animal cruelty sentences amid link to domestic abuse – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2016 in animal cruelty, bills, domestic violence, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Labour MP is pressing the government to increase the penalties for animal cruelty offences, noting that research shows people who harm animals are more likely to go on to commit crimes such as domestic abuse.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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FSA: 4,000 major breaches of animal welfare laws at UK abattoirs in two years – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in animal cruelty, food hygiene, news, regulations, reports, slaughter by sally

‘There were more than 4,000 severe breaches of animal welfare regulations over the past two years at British slaughterhouses, according to data released by the government’s food watchdog under freedom of information laws.’

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The Guardian, 28th August 2016

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No jail for woman who decapitated snakes with scissors and ate heads – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in animal cruelty, animals, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A woman who decapitated two pet snakes with a pair of scissors and tried to swallow their severed heads while drunk has escaped a prison term.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2016

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RSPCA to step back from launching prosecutions for hunting – The Guardian

‘The new head of the RSPCA has pledged to continue passing information about illegal fox-hunting and farm cruelty to the police but said that in the past the charity had struck the wrong tone when championing animal rights.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2016

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Plans to change animal welfare codes abandoned by government – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2016 in animal cruelty, animals, codes of practice, consultations, news, standards by tracey

‘The government has abandoned a controversial plan to repeal animal welfare codes.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2016

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Brothers filmed abusing pet bulldog put on suspended prison sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2016 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘Shocking footage has been released showing two brothers abusing their pet dog and a petition has been launched after they walked free from court on a suspended sentence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2016

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Government planning to repeal animal welfare codes – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2016 in agriculture, animal cruelty, codes of practice, food, news, regulations, repeals by sally

‘Conservative ministers are planning to repeal an array of official guidance on animal welfare standards, starting with a move to put the code on chicken-farming into the hands of the poultry industry.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2016

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