Ceredigion salmon poacher pays just £1 of £61,000 ordered by court – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2022 in animals, confiscation, gangs, hunting, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘The leader of a poaching gang ordered to pay more than £61,000 has paid back just £1 after saying he had no money.’

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BBC news, 9th July 2022

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Men’s dog walk ban after hare coursing conviction – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2022 in animal cruelty, animals, dogs, fines, hunting, news by sally

‘Two men have been banned from taking a dog for a walk anywhere in England and Wales after being convicted of hare coursing.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2022

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UK government to scrap European law protecting special habitats – The Guardian

‘Environment secretary George Eustice wants to tear up a key piece of European law that environmentalists say protects cherished habitats in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 30th June 2022

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UK watchdog bans vegan TV ad for showing violence towards animals – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2022 in advertising, animal cruelty, animals, complaints, news, ombudsmen, veganism by sally

‘The advertising watchdog has banned a TV ad for Vegan Friendly UK after receiving complaints about graphic violence towards animals.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2022

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‘Cat ban’ case could provide Equality Act clarity for service providers – OUT-LAW.com

‘A case brought by an autistic man against a UK supermarket chain for refusing entry to his assistance cat could help to clarify a complex area of equality law, according to one legal expert.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th June 2022

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2022 c. 28 – Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022

2022 c. 27 – Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Act 2022

2022 c. 26 – Glue Traps (Offences) Act 2022

2022 c. 22 – Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022

2022 c. 20 – Professional Qualifications Act 2022

2022 c. 17 – Local Government (Disqualification) Act 2022

2022 c. 36 – Nationality and Borders Act 2022

2022 c. 34 – British Sign Language Act 2022

2022 c. 32 – Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

2022 c. 29 – Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022

2022 c. 24 – Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 6th, 2022 in animals, disabled persons, education, insurance, legislation by tracey

2022 c. 25 – Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Act 2022

2022 c. 23 – Subsidy Control Act 2022

2022 c. 21 – Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022

2022 c. 19 – Animals (Penalty Notices) Act 2022

2022 c. 18 – Down Syndrome Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Adders and slowworms to gain extra protection under new system in England – The Guardian

‘Adders and slowworms will be among animals given extra protection under plans by the government to “streamline” the process for protecting nature-rich areas.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2022

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UK trophy hunting import ban to be brought forward – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2022 in animal cruelty, animals, bills, government departments, hunting, news by sally

‘A trophy hunting import ban will be brought forward in coming months despite opposition from Conservative backbenchers, the environment secretary has said.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2022

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Grandmother given restraining order for refusing to stop feeding ‘sad’ horse – The Independent

Posted November 22nd, 2021 in animals, harassment, news, restraining orders, sentencing by tracey

‘A grandmother has been convicted of harassment for feeding a retired racehorse that she thought was being neglected.’

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The Independent, 20th November 2021

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Pet theft taskforce report – Home Office

Posted September 3rd, 2021 in animals, government departments, press releases, reports, theft by tracey

‘This report sets out the findings of the taskforce and the recommendations that the government will be taking forward to tackle the issue of pet theft.’

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Home Office, 3rd September 2021

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Geronimo the alpaca is killed after four-year battle to save him fails – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2021 in animals, government departments, health, news by sally

‘After four years of court battles, protests and celebrity interventions, Geronimo, the UK’s most divisive alpaca, has been put down by government officials.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2021

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Thirty years of the Dangerous Dogs Act: time for change – 1 MCB Chambers

Posted August 25th, 2021 in animals, chambers articles, dogs, legal history, news by sally

‘On the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, dangerous dogs and animal welfare expert Pamela Rose reflects on whether the statute is fit for purpose.’

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1 MCB Chambers, August 2021

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Final legal effort to save Geronimo the alpaca thrown out by judge – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2021 in agriculture, animals, euthanasia, injunctions, news by sally

‘A last-ditch legal attempt to save Geronimo the alpaca has been rejected by a high court judge.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2021

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Geronimo the alpaca gets temporary reprieve ahead of review – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2021 in animals, government departments, health, injunctions, news by tracey

‘An alpaca whose life hangs in the balance has received a temporary reprieve, his supporters have said.’

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BBC News, 17th August 2021

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UK could allow animal tests for cosmetic ingredients for first time since 1998 – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2021 in animal cruelty, animals, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Ministers have opened the door to expanding the use of animal testing to ingredients used in cosmetic products for the first time in 23 years, an animal welfare charity has said.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Pets and Divorce: Who keeps the dog? – Family Law

Posted August 6th, 2021 in animals, dispute resolution, divorce, families, news by tracey

‘The coronavirus pandemic has seen a boom in the number of couples welcoming new pets into their homes. According to the Pet Food Manufactures Association, an estimated 3.2 million UK households have acquired a pet since the start of the pandemic. However, in instances where a relationship breaks down and a couple separates or divorces, who keeps the dog?’

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Family Law, 5th August 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Brighton cat killer jailed for five years – The Guardian

‘A security guard who killed cats in a series of attacks over eight months in Brighton has been jailed for more than five years.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2021

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UK government seeks to extend protection of ivory-bearing animals – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2021 in animal cruelty, animals, government departments, news by michael

‘The plans would see the Ivory Act broadened to cover more animals, with ministers saying elephants are not the only species at risk. The proposed protections opened for public consultation on Saturday [17 July], and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has urged industry stakeholders and members of the public to share their views.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2021

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36 Crime Criminal Updates – The 36 Group

‘We are grateful to the contributors to this Newsletter. Sam Skinner’s case note on the recent decision in R -v- Brecani addresses the consequence of this important shift away from accepting as expert evidence the conclusive decisions made by civil servants within the Home Office on referrals for human trafficking and modern slavery. Kate Kelleher provides a timely reminder that the provisions of the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Act 2021 is in force from 29th June 2021 and provides a commentary on the most notable recent developments in the prosecutions of animal welfare offences. In April and May Catherine Rose and Tom Parker ran a 2-part webinar session on Open-Source Evidence with contributions from a panel of leading experts from the US and UK. Their article is just a taster of the material covered in greater depth in the sessions. A timely warning to apply the basic critical analysis we use in relation to evidence from many scientific fields to all such evidence before relying on it at face value. Mary Prior Q.C. has provided a comprehensive round up in the Crime Bulletin of all the recent decisions of importance in a broad spectrum of procedural and offence-based areas.’

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The 36 Group, 28th June 2021

Source: 36group.co.uk