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Brief Summary of United Kingdom (UK) Animal Law This brief summary discusses animal protection legislation in the United Kingdom (UK).
England and Wales - Cruelty - Animal Welfare Act 2006 An Act establishing penalties for engaging in certain activities that are considered detrimental to animal welfare. Activities that constitute offenses include: causing an animal unnecessary suffering, mutilating an animal’s body, docking a dog’s tail (with certain limited exceptions), administering a poisonous or injurious substance to an animal, and engaging in or attending animal fighting. Nothing in the Act applies to anything lawfully done under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 or to anything which occurs in the normal course of fishing.
England and Wales - Dogs - The Dangerous Dogs Exemption Schemes (England and Wales) Order 2015
England and Wales - Hunting, mammals - Hunting Act 2004
England, Wales & Scotland - Sales, live animal - The Welfare of Animals at Markets Order 1990
England, Wales & Scotland - Wild animals - Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996
England, Wales & Scotland - Wildlife - Deer Act 1991
England, Wales & Scotland - Wildlife, badgers - Protection of Badgers Act 1992
Legal Protection of Animals in the UK Detailed discussion of animal cruelty offences and positive legal duties to promote animal welfare in the UK. These provisions are found in the Animal Welfare Act 2006 applicable to England and Wales, and in corresponding legislation in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Prohibited offences include "unnecessary suffering," mutilation, docking of dogs' tails, administration of poisons and animal fighting.
Overview of UK Animal Protection Legislation This article provides an overview of animal cruelty offences and positive legal duties to promote animal welfare in the UK. These provisions are found in the Animal Welfare Act 2006 applicable to England and Wales, and in corresponding legislation in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Prohibited offences include "unnecessary suffering," mutilation, docking of dogs' tails, administration of poisons and animal fighting.'

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