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.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 10th July 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 9th July 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full Story

The Independent, 20th June 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police dog Finn’s law comes into force – BBC News

‘A new law named after a police dog which recently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent has come into effect.’

Full Story

BBC News, 8th June 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lucy’s Law: Puppy farm ban set to be confirmed – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, news, sale of goods, standards by sally

‘A new law aimed at cracking down on so-called puppy farms in England is being presented to Parliament on Monday.’

Full Story

BBC News, 13th May 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sunderland poacher made ‘barbaric’ fox attack films – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, hunting, internet, news, sentencing by sally

‘A poacher who made videos of his whippet killing wild foxes has been jailed for 18 weeks.’

Full Story

BBC News, 25th April 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 18th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, brexit, EC law, legislation by tracey

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019

Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Ending duties after the HRA – Nearly Legal

‘This is a settled judicial review, I’ve seen the grounds, interim order and final consent order. It raises a number of issues about the performance of the new Housing Act 1996 Part VII duties as amended by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.’

Full Story

Nearly Legal, 7th April 2019

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

Animal testing: Which ones are used in UK experiments? – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, medical ethics, medicines, news, statistics by sally

‘Mice, fish, cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, monkeys – they’re all used in animal testing across the world.’

Full Story

BBC News, 4th April 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police and council acted unlawfully when using 1847 law to seize sheep – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 21st, 2019 in animals, compensation, confiscation, damages, local government, news, police by tracey

‘A council and the police acted unlawfully when they used a Victorian law against a shepherd whose sheep had entered a village.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 21st March 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Animal transport: where are we now with EU law? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 19th, 2019 in animals, brexit, EC law, news, standards, transport by sally

‘Livestock transport has been a controversial subject in the UK for many years. Efforts by public authorities to reduce or mitigate the movement or export of live animals have hitherto foundered on the rocks of free movement of goods (see my post on TFEU Article 35). Despite the ethical controversy, the current position is that long distance transport of nonhuman animals for slaughter is lawful (Barco de Vapor BV v Thanet District Council [2015] Bus LR 593.) ‘

Full Story

UK Human Rights Blog, 18th February 2019

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

Puppy therapy to help prisoners with mental health and addiction launched for the first time in the UK – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 18th, 2018 in animals, drug abuse, mental health, news, prisons by sally

‘Puppy therapy to help prisoners with mental health and addiction is being offered in the first scheme of its kind in the UK.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

How outdated tree-felling laws are putting rare woodland wildlife at risk – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2018 in animals, environmental protection, forestry, licensing, news, trees by tracey

‘A loophole in the Forestry Act means the habitats of protected species can be cut down – no matter how rare, how vulnerable or how much effort has gone into the regional conservation of the animal.’

Full Story

The Independent, 13th December 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

The Independent, 20th September 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 15th August 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 16th July 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk