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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MPs to examine Dangerous Dogs Act – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2018 in dogs, news, select committees by sally

‘MPs are to investigate the effectiveness of the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act amid figures suggesting there has been an increase in attacks.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2018

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Jessica van der Meer: Paws for Thought: The High Court tackles PSPOs in a Landmark Judgment – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted April 27th, 2018 in demonstrations, dogs, local government, locus standi, news by tracey

‘The end of April 2018 was a big week for local government governance. In the same week that Ealing Council enacted a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to ban pro-life vigils from taking place outside a Marie Stopes clinic, the High Court handed down a landmark judgment dealing with PSPOs. The judgment is the first example of PSPOs being successfully challenged in the High Court.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 26th April 2018

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Councillor facing trial for destroying dog poo records – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 26th, 2018 in disclosure, documents, dogs, freedom of information, local government, news by sally

‘A councillor is facing trial for destroying records about a system to catch fouling dog owners in what is believed to be the first case of its kind.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th April 2018

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Dog walker and council both claim success in High Court ruling on PSPO – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 16th, 2018 in dogs, environmental protection, local government, news by tracey

‘A resident and dog walker has partially won a High Court challenge to a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) brought in by the London Borough of Richmond. However, the council said the two provisions that were quashed by the judge were only “minor prohibitions” and the bulk of the order remained intact.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th April 2018

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Ruff justice: police want to set up dog DNA database – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in agricultural holdings, animals, DNA, dogs, news by sally

‘Police want to set up a database of dog DNA to help them catch animals responsible for attacks on livestock.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2018

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Woman jailed after her dog attacked 12 children at playground in Blyth – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2017 in dogs, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman has been jailed for four years after her dog ran into a playground and attacked 12 children.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2017

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I see you stand like greyhounds in the (procedural) slips – Blackstone Chambers

Posted December 8th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, dogs, drug abuse, news, sport by sally

‘The principles of fair procedure ought to be well known to most sporting disciplinary bodies by now, but a case before the disciplinary and appellate bodies of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) illustrates how procedural slips can still occur, causing substantial unfairness to a person facing disciplinary action. The case also shows the power of a fair appellate body to put right procedural defects.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 4th December 2017

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Pet owner who wouldn’t take dog to vet jailed for trying to treat its cancer with paracetamol – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2017 in animal cruelty, animals, dogs, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A pet owner who tried to treat one dog’s cancer with paracetamol and another’s severe skin condition with eczema cream because he refused to take them to the vet has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2017

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Woman, 80, jailed over dog attack on five-year-old girl – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in dogs, news, sentencing by tracey

‘An 80-year-old woman has been jailed for 12 months after her son’s dog attacked a five-year-old girl, leaving her with facial injuries.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2017

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Woman wins £115,000 from former friend after breaking her arm being pulled over by her Alsatian – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in compensation, costs, dogs, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A woman has won £115,000 from her former friend after she broke her arm and hip when she was pulled over by her Alsatian dog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2017

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Dog attack powers ‘not being used’ – BBC News

‘Powers introduced to curb dog attacks are not being used by the authorities, a Freedom of Information request by the Victoria Derbyshire show suggests.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2017

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Crufts flyball winner banned from keeping dogs for life after RSPCA investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 21st, 2017 in animal cruelty, charities, costs, dogs, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A former Crufts winner has been banned from keeping dogs for life after more than 30 animals were found living in “disgraceful” conditions at her home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2017

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Dog that killed three-week-old boy belonged to his father – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2017 in child neglect, children, dogs, families, news by tracey

‘A father who has admitted that he owned the dog which mauled his 20-day-old baby to death, is facing jail. Ryan Young, 32, initially denied owning the terrier-type dog but changed his plea at Newcastle Crown Court.’

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The Independent, 5th June 2017

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