Animal rights activist sentenced for Pickwell pig theft – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2018 in animals, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘An animal rights activist who stole a pig from a farm has been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2018

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Badger cull fueling illegal wildlife crimes, charities claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 17th, 2018 in animals, crime, environmental protection, news, reports by tracey

‘The badger cull is fuelling hundreds of illegal wildlife crimes every year, charities have warned as they claimed the authorised slaughter is responsible for the trend. Nearly 1,300 incidents involving wildlife were recorded in 2016 alone, a report has found. The actual number of incidents is also likely to be “far greater” as the Home Office currently categorises many of the crimes as miscellaneous.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2018

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Lab accidentally created ‘city’ of 180,000 mice and experimented on them without permission – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 26th, 2018 in animals, licensing, news, reports, vivisection by tracey

‘A ‘mouse city’ the size of the population of York was accidentally bred by scientists following a laboratory blunder, a new Home Office report has shown. Researchers at an unnamed laboratory bred nearly 180,000 more mice for use in experiments than their license permitted, and carried out unauthorised experiments on them, yet received only a letter of reprimand.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2018

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Ruff justice: police want to set up dog DNA database – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in agricultural holdings, animals, DNA, dogs, news by sally

‘Police want to set up a database of dog DNA to help them catch animals responsible for attacks on livestock.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2018

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Animals to be banned from English circuses – The Independent

Posted January 9th, 2018 in animals, consultations, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Wild animals will be banned from circuses in England under plans reportedly due to be announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.’

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The Independent, 9th January 2018

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Pets and divorce – who keeps the family pet? – Family Law

Posted December 4th, 2017 in animals, custody, dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

‘For many couples pets are an integral part of family life. But when relationships break down, it is not uncommon for arguments to arise about who gets to keep the family pet. So how do these disputes get resolved and what are the rules?’

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Family Law, 1st December 2017

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Jail people who attack police dogs for up to five years, MPs say – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 4th, 2017 in animals, bills, criminal justice, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘Criminal suspects who attack police dogs should be jailed for up to five years under a specific new offence, MPs will say this week. Sir Oliver Heald, a former solicitor general, is to call for legislation to cover those who injure “service animals”, including guide dogs and animals assisting police and military officers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2017

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UK law ‘to recognise animal feelings’ – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2017 in animal cruelty, animals, bills, 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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Taking the Profit out of Killing Animals – Is Asset Recovery the Answer to Poaching? – Drystone Chambers

‘It is clear that some iconic species of animals are on the brink of extinction. This is not just a crisis for those countries in which those species live, but a global issue. It will ultimately take a collaborative world-wide response to combat the problem.’

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Drystone Chambers, 6th 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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Trader jailed for offering to sell elephant tusks and rhino horns – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 10th, 2017 in animals, environmental protection, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘An illegal trader who offered to sell elephant tusks, rhino horns, and hippopotamus teeth has been jailed for a total of 14 months after breaking wildlife protection laws.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th November 2017

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A weed is a plant in the wrong place – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 2nd, 2017 in animals, environmental protection, news by sally

‘“Banker” Ni Li and “estate agent” Zhixong Li bought the live American lobsters and Dungeness crabs from a London fish merchant, hired three boats from Brighton Marina and cast the animals adrift as part of a religious ceremony, fangsheng, which is understood to be the cause of many ecosystem disruptions in Asia.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th September 2017

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Petition started to change law over reporting of cat deaths on Britain’s roads – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2017 in animals, news, road traffic offences, roads by sally

‘A woman has started a petition to make it the law to have to report the death of a cat on Britain’s roads.’

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BBC News, 25th September 2017

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Local authority apologises to councillor cleared of unlawfully handling newts – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Forest of Dean councillor has been cleared both of unlawfully handling protected newts and of swearing at other councillors.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th August 2017

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High Court judge upholds grant by council of licence to puppy farm – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 8th, 2017 in animals, licensing, local government, news by sally

‘North Kesteven District Council acted correctly when licensing a controversial puppy farm, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th August 2017

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‘Humane milk is a myth’ ad relaunched after ASA rejects farmers’ complaints – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 26th, 2017 in advertising, agriculture, animals, complaints, news by sally

‘A controversial animal rights advertising campaign that claims drinking milk is inhumane has been given the thumbs up by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2017

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RSPCA seeks new powers to seize ‘suffering’ animals – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2017 in animals, charities, news, powers of entry, warrants by sally

‘The RSPCA is seeking new powers in England and Wales to search some private property, including sheds and gardens, without a police warrant.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2017

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Man guilty of capturing and killing UK’s rarest butterfly – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2017 in animals, environmental protection, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘A collector has been found guilty of capturing and killing the UK’s rarest butterfly.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2017

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Man jailed for shooting cats in Surrey – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in animals, criminal damage, fines, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed over a shooting spree that led to one cat’s death and left six others injured.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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Hunting enthusiasts accuse CPS of ‘caving in to pressure from animal rights campaigners’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 20th, 2017 in animals, Crown Prosecution Service, hunting, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has been accused of caving in to pressure from animal rights campaigners after a second huntsman was cleared of assaulting a female protester in a matter of months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2017

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