Archive for the 'animal cruelty' Category

Cornwall man jailed for shooting sister’s donkey dead – BBC News

“A man from Cornwall has been jailed for shooting his sister’s donkey dead after an argument.”

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BBC News, 23rd March 2011

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Man admits ‘horrific’ attack on cat – The Independent

“A man killed a cat when he picked it up by a hind leg and swung it head-first into a wall at least four times, a court has heard.”

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The Independent, 24th February 2011

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Ceredigion farmer’s five-year ban from keeping animals – BBC News

“A farmer and pet shop owner has been banned from keeping animals for five years after he was convicted of 39 welfare offences.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2011

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Man jailed for cat’s microwave and freezer torture – The Guardian

“A man was jailed for four months today after torturing a cat by putting it in a microwave, a tumble drier and a freezer.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2010

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Peta’s use of nude models fuels row with UK film-maker – The Guardian

“The use of naked models and actresses to highlight animal cruelty is at the heart of a dispute between high-profile activists that could end in court.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cat bin woman Mary Bale fined £250 – The Guardian

“One inexplicable moment of cruelty when Mary Bale seized a cat and dropped it into a wheelie bin was punished with a modest £250 fine today. But the 45-year-old former bank worker may pay the price for her impulsive act for the rest of her life.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Farmer spared jail over ‘cannibal’ pigs – The Independent

“A pig farmer whose starving animals were kept in such appalling conditions that they resorted to cannibalism has been spared a prison sentence, prosecutors said today.”

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The Independent, 30th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man jailed after microwaving ‘favourite’ hamster – The Independent

“An unemployed construction worker who microwaved his favourite hamster to death was jailed for nine weeks today.”

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The Independent, 22nd September 2010

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Flintshire couple given 10-year ban from keeping pets – BBC News

“A Flintshire couple have been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after admitting causing unnecessary suffering to a pet dog with a cancerous tumour.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

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Kent dog breeder Melanie King banned for animal cruelty – BBC News

“A Kent breeder who kept dogs in ‘truly appalling’ conditions has been banned from keeping animals for life.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2010

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Hampshire couple fined after dumping lizards in hedge – BBC News

“A couple who dumped five pet bearded dragons in bin bags have both been fined £1,113.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2010

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‘Wildlife criminal’ goes to jail for smuggling falcon eggs – The Guardian

“A serial ‘wildlife criminal’ was sentenced today to 30 months in jail after he was caught trying to smuggle rare peregrine falcon eggs out of Britain.”

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The Guardian, 19th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Campaigner drowns grey squirrel – The Independent

“A wildlife campaigner has drowned a grey squirrel to challenge the RSPCA to prosecute him.”

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The Independent, 12th August 2010

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Teenager jailed for 20-minute attack on dog – The Independent

“A teenager was starting a 16-week sentence today after being caught on CCTV kicking and punching a dog in a 20-minute attack.”

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The Independent, 5th August 2010

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Paddy Power’s blind footballers ruled onside by ASA – The Guardian

“With a team of blind footballers who kick a cat into a tree, it seemed to have something to offend everybody. But one of the most complained-about adverts of all time was cleared today by the advertising watchdog.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hundreds face fines for killing squirrels – Daily Telegraph

“Hundreds of people face prosecution for killing pests in their back garden after a landmark legal ruling that saw a man fined more than £1,500 for killing a squirrel.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2010

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Owner of fighting dogs from Llanbradach jailed – BBC News

“A 47-year-old man has been jailed for six months for possessing fighting dogs and on animal cruelty charges.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2010

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Man caught trapping wild birds gets suspended sentence – BBC News

“A man filmed trapping wild birds has received a suspended jail sentence.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2010

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Horse trader guilty of severe animal cruelty gets eight months – The Guardian

“A horse trader who went on the run while awaiting sentence for what the RSPCA described as the worst case of animal cruelty it had even seen started an eight-month jail sentence today.”

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The Guardian, 27th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

ASA to investigate ‘offensive’ Paddy Power football TV ad – The Guardian

“The advertising regulator has received more than 400 complaints about an ad which shows sight-impaired footballers mistakenly kicking a cat.”

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The Guardian, 11th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pet shop owner fined £1,000 for selling goldfish to teenager – The Guardian

“Woman put under home curfew after undercover ‘sting’, court told.”

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The Guardian, 31st March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Peta poster showing Baby P killer Steven Barker banned – BBC News

“A poster on animal cruelty showing the killer of Baby Peter has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority.”

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BBC News, 3rd February 2010

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Youths who killed fawn ‘for a laugh’ fined £1,000 – The Independent

“Campaigners today condemned a £1,000 fine and community punishment order given to two youths who stamped a fawn to death ‘for a laugh’.”

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The Independent, 14th January 2010

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Skateboard pigeon killer guilty – BBC news

“A teenager has pleaded guilty to killing a pigeon by hitting it with a skateboard.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2009

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Man jailed for drowning partner’s dog – The Independent

“A man has been jailed after drowning his partner’s dog in the kitchen sink while drunk, the RSPCA said today.”

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The Independent, 11th November 2009

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Wildlife crime: Britain’s killing fields – The Independent on Sunday

“Crimes against wildlife, including badger baiting with dogs, hare coursing, poisoning of protected birds and even trapping them to sell as caged pets have soared to unprecedented heights.”

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The Independent on Sunday, 1st November 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Trio convicted over dog-fights – The Independent

“A mother-of-three was found guilty today of being involved in one of Europe’s largest dog-fighting syndicates, the RSPCA said.”

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The Independent, 15th September 2009

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Cat cannabis attacker sentenced – BBC News

“A South Tyneside teenager who stole a cat and forced it to inhale cannabis by trapping it in a bag has been given a suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2009

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Teenage girl locked up for killing cat with crossbow – The Independent

“A teenager was locked up for three months today after shooting dead her neighbour’s cat with a crossbow.”

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The Independent, 9th September 2009

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Dog fighting duo facing jail – The Independent

“Two men were told today that they face jail after admitting their part in a dog-fighting ring exposed after an investigation by the RSPCA.”

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The Independent, 7th September 2009

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Wildlife crime effort criticised – BBC News

“A review of investigation and prosecution of wildlife crime has been called for by conservation charities.”

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BBC News, 18th August 2009

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RSPCA to prosecute officer who left police dogs to die in hot car – The Guardian

“A police dog handler who left two alsatians to die in a car during the recent heatwave could face up to six months in jail and a £20,000 maximum fine after the RSPCA confirmed today it would prosecute the case.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

End ‘cruel’ religious slaughter, say scientists – The Independent

“Religious slaughter techniques practised by Jews and Muslims are cruel and should be ended, says a scientific assessment from the Government’s animal welfare advisers.”

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The Independent, 22nd June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Farmer jailed for ‘grotesque’ horse cruelty

“A man was jailed for 24 weeks today for the ‘grotesque’ neglect of more than 100 animals on his farm.”

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The Independent, 12th June 2009

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Man jailed after dog found in bin – BBC News

“A Lincolnshire man who admitted keeping five dogs for fighting has been sentenced to 22 weeks in prison.”

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BBC News, 18th May 2009

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Farming family guilty of ‘grotesque’ cruelty – The Independent

“Five members of one family were found guilty of ‘grotesque’ cruelty yesterday after one of Britain’s largest horse-rescue operations. RSPCA inspectors who raided Spindle Farm in Buckinghamshire last year found a ‘horror scene’ of starving, emaciated and diseased animals, surrounded by the rotting corpses of others.”

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The Independent, 9th May 2009

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Man bites dog: man banned from owning animals for life – Daily Telegraph

“A man has been banned from owning animals for life after he battered his dog and bit it on the nose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2009

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Sentence for woman dog strangler – BBC News

“A woman with a history of mental illness has been given a six-month conditional discharge after admitting strangling two dogs.”

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BBC News, 2nd March 2009

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Prince Edward cleared of animal cruelty – Daily Telegraph

“The Earl of Wessex has been cleared by the RSPCA of animal cruelty over photographs that appeared to show him lashing out at two gundogs with a stick during a pheasant shoot.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Foggy the dog shot dead after row over early morning barking – The Times

“A parish council chairman shot his neighbours’ dog dead because its early morning barking annoyed him, a court heard yesterday.”

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The Times, 28th November 2008

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Judge orders girl to write apology for killing HMS Belfast’s cat – Daily Telegraph

“A teenager who drowned a rescue cat adopted by the crew of HMS Belfast has been ordered to write a letter of apology as part of a nine-month supervision order.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2008

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Farmer jailed for animal cruelty – BBC News

“A Norfolk farmer has been jailed for five months for animal cruelty.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2008

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Ex-NFU chief’s lamb welfare fine – BBC News

“A former president of the National Farmers’ Union Wales has been told to pay a total of £920 after pleading guilty to 24 animal welfare charges.”

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BBC News, 14th October 2008

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Farmer allowed 73 sheep to perish – BBC News

“A County Durham farmer has been banned from keeping cattle and sheep for 10 years, after allowing 71 sheep to die in his fields.”

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BBC News, 26th September 2008

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Gamekeeper who clubbed badgers to death spared jail – The Guardian

“A teenage gamekeeper who clubbed to death badgers and shot buzzards then recorded the illegal killings in a coded diary has been spared jail.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rabbit torture filmed on mobile – BBC News

“A drunken Darlington teenager has admitted smashing a rabbit against a wall while her friend filmed the attack on a mobile phone.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2008

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Pair jailed after seagull attack – BBC News

“Two drunken men who filmed each other kicking an injured seagull to death in a seaside town have both been jailed for four months.”

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BBC News, 18th August 2008

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RSPCA: ‘Throwaway society’ blamed as animal cruelty convictions rise – The Guardian

“The number of people convicted of cruelty to animals rose by 24% last year, the RSPCA says today, as it blames ‘our throwaway society’ for making dogs, cats and horses helpless victims.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2008

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OAP jailed for neglecting horses – BBC News

“A pensioner has been jailed for eight weeks and banned from keeping horses for two years after pleading guilty to animal neglect charges.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2008

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Dog starved to death in bedroom – BBC News

“A woman locked a dog in a bedroom until it died of starvation because she was ‘too knackered’ to care for it.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

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Man jailed for stabbing pet puppy – BBC News

“A man has been jailed after stabbing his dog to death and burying him in a shallow grave in his back garden.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

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Man jailed following dog’s death – BBC News

“A pet owner from the West Midlands who killed his dog by putting it in a washing machine has been jailed for four months.”

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BBC News, 9th April 2008

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‘Cruel’ badger-baiters sentenced – BBC News

“Two men have been given six-month suspended jail sentences after they were caught badger-baiting with dogs.”

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BBC News, 3th April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Decision against animal snare ban- BBC News

“The Scottish Government has decided against a ban on animal snares.”

BBC News, 20th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Couple jailed for packing 41 pets into caravan – The Guardian

“A couple have been jailed for four months and banned from keeping pets for life after cramming 34 cats and seven dogs into a 7ft by 12ft caravan.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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