Animal Cruelty in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Huntingdon Life Sciences v Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 20 Junio 2003

    I now turn to the possible applicability of CPR 19.6 to the defendants. The defendants include nine individuals and three groups who the claimants allege are unincorporated associations. The evidence about the existence and composition of the eleventh and twelfth defendants is unspecific. There is sufficient to persuade me that those defendants exist as groups and are part of the alleged campaign against employees of the first claimant.

  • Huntingdon Life Sciences Group Plc v Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 15 Marzo 2007

    In the result, first, this Final Order will be binding upon “protestors”, that is upon those within the wider ambit of Dr. Gastone's representation. That said, second, it is not enforceable, certainly civilly, against any individual without the express permission of the Court. This reflects a safeguard introduced into CPR 19.6 to counter risks implicit in having a wide and ill defined catchment area in terms of affected persons.

  • Birmingham City Council v Shafi and another
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 Octubre 2008

    The significance of the principle stated by Hoffmann J in this appeal is this. The terms of the injunction sought in this action are typical of an ASBO and, as already indicated, on the facts of this case they are identical or almost identical to the terms of an ASBO. We have already referred to what is in our view a striking feature of the council's approach in this case, namely that it seeks ASBOs against those under 18 and injunctions in identical terms against those over 18.

  • Ups Ltd v Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 10 Febrero 2011

    Even then any such assertion would, in the light of Butterfield J's observations in Winchester, require careful scrutiny before it could properly be accepted.

  • The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford (The University of Oxford) and Others v Mel Broughton and Others
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 26 Mayo 2006

    Then those protesters who have appeared before me have been courteous and, so far as their principles allow, helpful and commanding of my respect Again, there is good evidence that co-operation with the Police is growing on the basis of mutual trust and all can pay tribute to the Force's determination to act even-handedly.

  • Royal Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v Chester Crown Court
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 17 Mayo 2006

    This power is, in my judgment, precise and exhaustive. It gives the court a choice as to (a) the duration of any disqualification it imposes and (b) what kinds of animal the disqualification is to relate to. But that is all. There is no way of reading into it a discretion of the sort for which the defendants have contended. A court considering disqualification therefore needs to have in mind that an order is flexible only in these two respects.

  • 1RWE Npower Plc 2 John Patrick Rainford v 1 Rev. Malcolm Carrol 2 David Howarth 3 Mike Powell 4 Christopher Ward 5 Anthony Bailey 6 Dr.Peter Harbour
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 27 Abril 2007

    However, for the reasons I have given, I do not consider that that concern can be met by declaring that the injunction may be enforced pursuant to CPR 19.6 against unnamed persons without their individual circumstances being addressed by the Court. That is an offence independently of the injunction; see section 2 of the Act. The problem only arises in the context of activities lawful in themselves but which are restrained by injunction.)

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  • Protection of Animals Act 1911
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1911
    ...... Offences of cruelty. 1 Offences of cruelty. . (1) If any person— .   . ( a . ) shall cruelly beat, kick, ill-treat, over-ride, over-drive;. over-load, torture, ......
  • Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act 1912
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1912
    ...... S-1 . Offences of cruelty. 1 Offences of cruelty. . (1) If any person— .   . ( a . ) shall cruelly beat, kick, ill-treat, over-ride, over-drive,. over-load, torture, ......
  • Slaughter of Animals (Scotland) Act 1928
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1928
    ......(1) Byelaws under section two hundred and. eighty-one of the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1892. , may. provide for the prevention of cruelty to animals in. knackers' yards, and the local authority of a district,. other than a burgh, may make byelaws for the prevention. of cruelty to ......
  • Animal Welfare Act 2006
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2006
    ......40) (power to disqualify persons convicted of cruelty to animals) as it applies in relation to a disqualification imposed by an order under section 34(1) . . (4) In relation to a person convicted of an ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Legal Consequences of Animal Hoarding in New Zealand
    • Nbr. 80-4, August 2016
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The
    A 10-year prohibition against a defendant from owning or exercising authority over any animals has been upheld by the New Zealand Court of Appeal in an animal hoarding case which has progressed thr...
    ...... discussesthe stress and burdenthat animal hoardingcases places on the shelters that hav e the legal respo nsibility for pro secuting animal cruelty cases in N ew Zealand. Keywords Animal Hoarding, Kondratyeva, prohibition over owning or exercising control over animals, overwhelmed caregiver, ......
  • Animal rights extremism: Victimization, investigation and detection of a campaign of criminal intimidation
    • Nbr. 10-1, January 2013
    • European Journal of Criminology
    UK Ministry of Justice data and documents and police records are used to examine the crimes committed by SHAC (Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty) activists against Huntington Life Sciences, a company ...
    ...... UK Ministry of Justice data and documents and police records are used to examine the crimes committed by SHAC (Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty) activists against Huntington Life Sciences, a company using animals for research. The police response and its effects on the animal rights ......
  • Risk factors in adolescents’ involvement in violent behaviours
    • Nbr. 7-1, January 2015
    • Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research
    • 2-18
    Purpose: – The purpose of this paper is to examine risk factors associated with Western Australian secondary school students’ involvement in violence-related behaviours. Design/methodology/approac...
    ......Students involved in greater acts of animal cruelty had increasedodds of being involved in all forms of the violence ......
  • `Some Strange Things Happening in our Country': Opposing Proposed Changes in Anti-Cruelty Laws in Canada
    • Nbr. 12-3, September 2003
    • Social & Legal Studies
    Ideologies are most efficient when they operate invisibly to naturalize power relations, yet even the most successful hegemonies are not seamless. Contradictions in ou...
    ......Contradictions in our attitudes towards animals are exposed by welfare measures such as anti-cruelty laws. This article examines opposition to proposed amendments to Canada’s anti- cruelty ......
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Love It Or Hate It: Using Animals in Advertising
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... 733 complaints from viewers, who felt that the dog shown outside the car appeared to be in distress and that the ad could promote animal cruelty. Rule 6.3 of the BCAP Code requires evidence that an ad featuring an animal must not be broadcast without evidence that the animal has not been ......
  • Protection From Harassment Act 1997
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......Daiichi UK Ltd v Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty concerned injunctions sought in relation to the activities of the ......
  • Has PETA Pulled The Wool Over The Eyes Of The ASA?
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... on the side of a bus by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) which made the somewhat outlandish claim "Don't let them pull the ...-regulatory system to promote their rather extreme views on animal cruelty and exploitation. The production of this ad cannot have cost a lot of ......
  • Charities' Legal Spend - In Support Of Your Charity, What To Be Aware Of
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... has had to justify its spending on private prosecutions on alleged animal cruelty. Charity, including academy, trustees have a duty to act in ......
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