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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Falconer cleared of hunting charge because he uses golden eagle to hunt foxes – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 6th, 2018 in animal cruelty, birds, hunting, news by sally

‘A falconer has been cleared of breaching strict hunting laws because he hunts foxes using a golden eagle.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2018

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UK to tighten laws on ‘abhorrent’ ivory trade – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2018 in animal cruelty, artistic works, consultations, news, sale of goods by sally

‘A UK ban on ivory sales, which the government claims will be the toughest in Europe and one of the strictest in the world, is to be introduced after the proposals were overwhelmingly backed in a public consultation.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2018

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UK law ‘to recognise animal feelings’ – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2017 in animal cruelty, animals, bills, brexit, EC law, news by tracey

‘Ministers are considering how to amend UK law to recognise animal sentience after Brexit, Michael Gove says.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2017

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Pet ban for owner who tried to heal cat’s wounds with honey – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 17th, 2017 in animal cruelty, fines, news by tracey

‘A cat owner has been banned from keeping pets for a year after she attempting to heal its wounds with honey. Denise Smith, 58, had applied manuka honey to her cat Blacky’s leg believing it had healing properties which would help him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2017

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Pet owner who wouldn’t take dog to vet jailed for trying to treat its cancer with paracetamol – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2017 in animal cruelty, animals, dogs, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A pet owner who tried to treat one dog’s cancer with paracetamol and another’s severe skin condition with eczema cream because he refused to take them to the vet has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2017

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CCTV to be made compulsory in all animal slaughterhouses, Government announces – The Independent

‘CCTV will be made compulsory in all animal slaughterhouses under new government plans announced today. Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, said that, from next spring, all abattoirs where live animals are present will be forced to install cameras in an attempt to clamp down on mistreatment.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2017

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