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18 Sep 2012

Court of Appeal rule badger culls not illegal

18 SEPTEMBER 2012 The Badger Trust has lost its appeal from the decision of Mr Justice Ouseley upholding government plans for two pilot badger culls in West Gloucestershire and West Somerset. The Badger Trust had argued that the cull would contravene the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, which allows culling to “prevent the spread of disease” but they argued, was not intended to provide licences for a mass cull. The culls are due to start in the autumn, against vigorous […]

23 Aug 2012

Seminar – how to use the law effectively in animal welfare campaigning

On November 12th 2012 ALAW hosted its last seminar of the year. ALAW’s trustee, Alan Bates chaired the gathering of over 40. The seminar’s aim was to introduce animal welfare organisations to how the law can be effectively used in their campaigning work. At the moment very few organisations employ legal techniques to achieve their goals. This is mostly ascribable to the fear of costs but also due to a lack of knowledge as to how the law can be […]

16 Aug 2012

Herrmann v Germany hunting judgement finds for landowner

16 AUGUST 2012 The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that an obligation on a landowner to allow hunting on his property violated his human rights. Click here to read the Judgment (Herrmann v Germany (Application no. 9300/07) 26 June 2012)

25 Apr 2012

Slaughterhouse workers jailed after ALAW intervention

25 April 2012 ALAW welcomes the prison sentences handed down today to two slaughterhouse workers who were filmed gratuitously assaulting fully conscious pigs. The footage was filmed at Cheale Meats in Essex using a covert CCTV device installed by an investigator working with the campaign group Animal Aid.  When the footage was recovered, it showed one worker stubbing out cigarettes on pigs’ snouts.  Another worker was filmed beating pigs, with one pig being beaten 30 times in a minute, forcing […]

01 Apr 2012

The Political Representation of Non-Human Animals

Funded PhD Studentship at University of Leicester The Department of Politics and International Relations and the Centre for Animals and Social Justice are pleased to offer a funded studentship for October 2012 entry to the Department’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. Start date: October 2012. Now accepting applications. For more information, click here.