Monthly Archives: October 2014

30 Oct 2014

Cats and the Law

30 October 2014 Cats and the Law – a plain English guide The Cat Group, the collaborative group of animal charities and organisations working on cat health and welfare, has published a new booklet entitled ‘Cats and the Law – a plain English guide’. The authors, Dr Angus Nurse, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Middlesex University School of Law, and Diane Ryland, Senior Lecturer at the Law School at the University of Lincoln, worked with the Cat Group to produce […]

06 Oct 2014

Human rights fight for chimp

6 October 2014 The Sunday Times features an article on the courtroom battle in the United States for a chimpanzee to be considered a “person” in the eyes of the law. The article (which appears in the 5 October 2014 edition) highlights the work of Steven Wise, a lawyer and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project (NRP), who recently spoke to an ALAW members about the litigation in the United States.

06 Oct 2014

RSPCA prosecution review

6 October 2014 The independent review of the prosecution activity of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – report published this week. The independent review of the RSPCA’s prosecution activity has concluded that the Society should continue its role as a prosecuting body, but has recommended a re-positioning of the charity’s long-standing enforcement role to bring it up to date with 21st expectations of transparency and accountability. Read the report and the RSPCA response.