Naturalist who wanted to rewild family farm loses 15-year legal battle with his brother, as judge rules he cannot prevent sale – Daily Telegraph

‘A naturalist who wanted to rewild the family farm has lost a 15-year legal battle with his brother after a judge ruled he cannot prevent the sale.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2020

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Tamworth Five mystery: Dog sitter at centre of vanishing pets row is fined more than £3,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2020 in animals, fines, mental health, news, standards by tracey

‘The pet sitter at the centre of the “Tamworth Five” vanishing dogs mystery was under intense stress at the time as her marriage was breaking down, a court heard, as she was fined more than £3,000 for animal welfare offences.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2020

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Man jailed for beating and using cleaning products on dog – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2020 in animal cruelty, animals, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who beat his pet American bulldog and used household cleaning products on her has been jailed for four months.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2020

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Case of the Cat groomer: Chelsea Flower show winner taken to court by neighbours after she ‘adopted’ their cat – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 17th, 2020 in animals, injunctions, news by tracey

‘A Chelsea Flower Show winner was taken to court by her neighbours after being accused of adopting their pet cat by changing its collar, taking it to the vets and letting it into her house.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2020

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Dog walker in Sutton Coldfield faces missing pets prosecution – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2020 in animals, dogs, licensing, news by tracey

‘A dog walker accused of losing several pets in her care is to be prosecuted for animal welfare offences.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2020

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Campaigners call for laws to back up farming standards assurances – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2020 in agriculture, animals, brexit, EC law, news, standards by sally

‘The government will move to reassure the public that Britain’s current high standards on animal welfare and farming will be maintained after Brexit with a pledge to ensure future trade deals live up to the values of farmers and consumers.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2020

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Men given suspended sentences for ‘releasing fox into path of hunt’ – The Guardian

‘Two men convicted of animal cruelty offences after being filmed dragging a fox out of a tunnel and releasing it “into the path of a hunt” have been given suspended sentences.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2019

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Teenagers who threw bricks at Gosport sheep sentenced – BBC News

‘Four teenagers who threw bricks at sheep and snapped off their horns have been given community sentences.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2019

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‘Pitiful’ £350 fines for fox hunters caught in video footage – BBC News

‘An animal welfare charity has called for people who illegally hunt foxes to be given prison sentences – after two men were fined a “pitiful” £350.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2019

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Cat owner ‘disgusted’ at dog owner’s sentence – BBC Newsp

Posted November 18th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, closed circuit television, news, sentencing by sally

‘A cat owner said he screamed in horror while watching a man encourage his dog to maul the pet to death.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2019

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Seahorses are to be given greater protection from oil drilling after a landmark High Court challenge – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in animals, consultations, energy, environmental protection, judicial review, news by tracey

‘Seahorses are to be given greater protection from oil drilling off British coastlines after a landmark High Court challenge.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2019

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Dog thieves are not being pursued by police as £500 rule leaves pets languishing as low priority, say campaigners – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, criminal justice, dogs, gangs, news, police, sentencing, statistics, theft by sally

‘Dogs may be our best friends and their unwavering loyalty priceless but thefts of them are not being pursued by police because most are worth under £500 and so rated a minor low level crime, say campaigners.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2019

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‘Misleading’ PeTA ad banned for claiming wool ‘as cruel as fur’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2019 in advertising, animal cruelty, animals, complaints, news by sally

‘An advert claiming wool is as cruel as fur has been banned by the watchdog because it said sheep need shearing.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2019

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Landlords charge ‘pet rent’ to recoup losses after ban on unfair fees – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2019 in animals, fees, landlord & tenant, news, rent by sally

‘Landlords are charging “pet rent” running into hundreds of pounds a year in an attempt to recoup losses from a ban on unfair letting fees enforced by the government this summer.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2019

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Anger as River Teifi pollution plant avoids prosecution – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in accidents, animals, environmental protection, fines, news, pollution, prosecutions, Wales, water by sally

‘Anglers are “appalled and dismayed” at the decision not to prosecute a company that polluted a river, killing about 18,000 fish.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2019

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 26th, 2019 in animals, legislation, national insurance by tracey

Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019

National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Act 2019

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Farmer fined after blaming sheep for 23ft hole he made in Offa’s Dyke – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 19th, 2019 in animals, criminal damage, fines, monuments, news by tracey

‘A farmer who busted a 23ft hole in a world-famous Welsh monument and then tried to blame his sheep, has been ordered to pay more than £2,000.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2019

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Death of zoo keeper mauled by tiger ruled accidental – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2019 in accidents, animals, inquests, news by sally

‘The death of a keeper mauled by a tiger at a zoo in Cambridgeshire was an accident, an inquest has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2019

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UK farmer loses high court fight to stop alpaca being killed – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2019 in animals, government departments, health, news by sally

‘An alpaca farmer has lost a high court battle to prevent one of her prized animals from being killed.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2019

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Boy died in car crash after mother ‘lost control when spider fell on her hand’ – The Independent

‘An 11-year-old boy died in a head-on crash after his mother veered on to the wrong side of the road when a spider fell on her hand, an inquest has heard.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2019

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