London Zoo fined after keeper fell from faulty stepladder retrieved from skip – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 24th, 2018 in accidents, animals, charities, employment, fines, health & safety, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘London Zoo has been fined £40,000 after a keeper cleaning out a hawk aviary fell off a faulty step ladder that was wrongly retrieved from a skip.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 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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Badger campaigners lose high court battle to limit cull – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in animals, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Badger culling will be extended across England on an open-ended basis, conservationists have warned, after the high court rejected a challenge to the legality of the government’s policy.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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MPs call for consultation on fur sales ban – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2018 in advertising, animals, consultations, news by tracey

‘MPs have called for a consultation to ban the sale of real fur after finding that retailers and Trading Standards were “complacent” about it being labelled as fake.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2018

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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, 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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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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