RSPCA calls for more regulation in pet industry – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2020 in animal cruelty, animals, charities, dogs, news by sally

‘Not all local authorities require dog walkers, trainers and groomers to have qualifications and licences to operate, say the RSPCA, and this can lead to some animals being put at risk.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2020

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Cardiff barking dog row attacker guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2020 in dogs, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, noise by sally

‘A man who attacked his neighbour in a row over a barking dog has been convicted of murdering him.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2020

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Mother of boy killed by dangerous dog in caravan jailed for two years – The Guardian

‘The mother of a nine-year-old boy who was fatally attacked by her friend’s “extremely powerful” dog in a caravan on a Cornish holiday park has been jailed for two years.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2020

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Royal Mail sued by postwoman for £50,000 after dog bit off two fingers during rounds amid claims she wasn’t warned about animal – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2020 in dogs, news, personal injuries, postal service by sally

‘A postwoman whose fingers were bitten off by a dog as she put a card through a letterbox is suing Royal Mail for £50,000 compensation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 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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Blind sex offender cannot take guide dog to prison – BBC News

‘A man who sexually abused a 10-year-old girl has been jailed for seven years.’

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BBC News, 2nd January 2020

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Welsh council defeats appeal by dog breeder over refusal to renew licence – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in appeals, dogs, licensing, local government, news, Wales by sally

‘A Welsh council has successfully defended its decision not to renew a dog breeder’s licence over breaches of conditions identified during unannounced inspections.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd December 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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Man jailed for killing partner’s dog to ‘get back at her’ – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2019 in animal cruelty, dogs, domestic violence, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his partner’s dog and hurt another so badly it had to be put down to “get back at her” has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2019

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Man sent to jail for stabbing police dog in first conviction under new law – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 6th, 2019 in animal cruelty, dogs, drug abuse, guilty pleas, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A knife-wielding attacker who nearly blinded a police dog while high on drugs has become the first person to be jailed under Finn’s Law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th August 2019

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Man hit dog with hammer, strangled it with washing line then dumped it in river because it was ‘following him around and getting on his nerves’ – The Independent

Posted July 8th, 2019 in animal cruelty, dogs, news, suspended sentences by sally

‘A dog owner who hit his German Shepherd on the head with a hammer and strangled her with a washing line for “getting on his nerves” has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 5th July 2019

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Taxi driver who refused guide dog loses licence – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2019 in disability discrimination, disabled persons, dogs, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘A taxi driver who refused to pick up a blind couple and their guide dog has lost his licence.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2019

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Discrimination: ‘I can’t take your guide dog, I’ve got an allergy’ – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2019 in allergies, disability discrimination, dogs, news, taxis by tracey

‘Discrimination against people with assistance dogs happens more often than you might imagine, and it never gets easier. BBC journalist Damon Rose tells his own story.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2019

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MPs call for review of ‘patchwork’ laws on dangerous dogs – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 18th, 2018 in dogs, news, select committees by sally

‘A patchwork of dog control laws, including some that date back 150 years, is causing unnecessary confusion about liability, MPs have warned. The House of Commons select committee on environment, food and rural affairs has told the government to consolidate the ‘disparate pieces’ of legislation into a ‘single coherent’ Dog Control Act.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th October 2018

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Electric shock collars for pets to be banned – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2018 in animal cruelty, dogs, electronic monitoring, news by sally

‘Electric shock collars for cats and dogs will be banned in England, the government has announced.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2018

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Call for a ban on people eating dog meat in the UK – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2018 in dogs, food, news by sally

‘UK law says that you can’t buy or sell dog meat, but if you humanely kill a dog you own, you can eat it.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2018

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Police and service dogs and horses receive protection by law – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2018 in bills, dogs, horses, news, police, prisons by tracey

‘A bill making it a specific offence to attack police or prison officer dogs or police horses is set to become law after the government decided to back the measure, closing what campaigners said was a loophole in existing legislation.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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Dog-owner is both victim and defendant in her own trial as she is fined for being injured by her own pet – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 29th, 2018 in dogs, fines, news by sally

‘A dog-owner was both victim and defendant in her own trial when she was fined for being injured by her own pet.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2018

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Dangerous dogs and kennelling costs – UK Police Law Blog

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in costs, dogs, news, police, third parties by tracey

‘Dogs and property throw up some of the more unusual and difficult issues on which a police lawyer is asked to advise. In the decision of Henderson v Comr of Police of the Metropolis [2018] EWHC 666 (Admin) and the subsequent costs decision at [2018] EWHC 1092 (Admin), the court visited two issues – the standing of a person to intervene in a case concerning the destruction of a potentially prohibited breed and kennelling costs during the course of an appeal by way of case stated / judicial review to the High Court.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 22nd May 2018

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Victory for dog trainer sued for failing to tame terrier as judge rules she’s ‘not dealing with a machine, but a puppy’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2018 in contracts, dogs, news by sally

‘A dog trainer to the royals has won a High Court battle with a disgruntled customer after a judge ruled she was “not dealing with a machine, but a puppy”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2018

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