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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Tough new laws will ban the sale of puppies under eight weeks old – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 2nd, 2017 in animals, licensing, news, sale of goods by tracey

‘The sale of puppies under eight weeks old is to be made illegal under plans to crack down on so-called backstreet breeders and puppy farms.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd February 2017

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Court orders farmer, 83, to pay £30,000 over Britain’s ‘most dangerous herd of cows’ that killed one rambler in spate of attacks – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2016 in agriculture, animals, health & safety, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘An 83-year-old farmer who kept Britain’s “most dangerous” herd of cows ignored official warnings to control them before they attacked and killed a retired professor.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2016

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Police animals do not need to be given same legal status as officers injured on duty, Government suggests – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2016 in animals, criminal damage, news, parliament, police by tracey

‘Police animals do not necessarily need to be given the same legal status as officers who are injured on duty, the Government has suggested ahead of a parliamentary debate on the issue on Monday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2016

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Woman sentenced for illegal trade of tiger skins – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A woman has been given a six month suspended prison sentence at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court for attempting to sell two tiger skin rugs illegally on eBay in 2014.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 30/09/2016

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Antiques dealer found guilty of trying to sell elephant tusk at Christie’s after being ‘misled by expert’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 9th, 2016 in animals, auctioneers, environmental protection, fines, news by tracey

‘A dealer who tried to sell an elephant tusk at Christie’s has been spared a fine after claiming he was “misled” by their antiques experts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2016

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Canines in court: therapy dogs making the wait for a verdict ‘more human’ – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in animals, courts, dogs, family courts, mental health, news by sally

‘Unique in the UK, Chelmsford county court hosts therapy dogs each week, to reduce stress and make court less intimidating.’

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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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Monkey selfie: Animal charity Peta challenges ruling – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2016 in animals, charities, copyright, intellectual property, news by sally

‘An animal charity has appealed against a court decision which ruled a monkey could not own the copyright to a selfie photograph it took.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2016

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Missing cat found after four years – but family can’t be told who has him because of data protection rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 12th, 2016 in animals, data protection, electronic monitoring, news by sally

‘A mother has spoken of her outrage after discovering her missing cat had been stolen – only to be told she cannot have its location due to the Data Protection Act.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th August 2016

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Ancient grazing rights threatened as controversial baaaaaaad behaviour orders used to criminalise sheep – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 4th, 2016 in animals, ASBOs, commons, crime, fines, local government, news by Mark L

‘it is one of the most ancient surviving commoners’ rights in England, thought to date at least to the Norman conquest if not before. But the custom of allowing sheep to roam freely in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire is set to be criminalised in one village, in the latest manifestation of controversial new antisocial behaviour laws nicknamed the “busybodies’ charter”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2016

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Three jailed for selling drugged horses to hide health and behavioural problems – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three people have been jailed for their roles in selling horses with physical ailments or behavioural issues to unsuspecting members of the public.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th July 2016

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Sarah McClay death: South Lakes Safari Zoo fined – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2016 in animals, costs, employment, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, inquests, news, sentencing by sally

‘A zoo where a keeper was mauled to death by a tiger has been fined for health and safety breaches.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2016

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Derby residents consider legal action over fly plague – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2016 in animals, environmental health, news, waste by sally

‘Residents plagued by flies from a recycling centre said they hope to take legal action against the Environment Agency and the site operator.’

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BBC News, 7th June 2015

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Popular zoo animals could be banned under EU rules amid fears about them escaping – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 6th, 2016 in animals, EC law, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Popular zoo animals including raccoons and chipmunks could be banned from collections under EU rules amid concerns about them escaping and setting up home, it has been claimed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th June 2016

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Odd laws you may unknowingly break – BBC News

‘An 800-year-old dress code banning women from taking off their hats may finally be overturned later in Norfolk. But what other old-fashioned, or just plain strange, rules are in place around England?’

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BBC News, 31st May 2016

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Court of Appeal upholds rejection of bid to register rights of common – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 11th, 2016 in animals, appeals, commons, judicial review, local government, news, notification by sally

‘A county council has successfully defended in the Court of Appeal its decision to refuse an application to register rights of common under the Commons Act 2006.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th 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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