|Barnard v. Evans|| 2 KB 794||
The expression "cruelly ill-treat"" in s 1(1)(a) of the Protection of Animals Act 1911 means to "cause unnecessary suffering" and "applies to a case where a person wilfully causes pain to an animal without justification for so doing". It is sufficient for the prosecution to prove that the animal was caused to suffer unnecessarily, and the prosecution does not have to prove that the defendant knew that his actions were unnecessary.
|RSPCA v. McCormick|| EWHC 928 (Admin)||It was held that for an animal fight to have taken place, contrary to Section 8 of the Animal Welfare Act, the following must have occurred: a "protected animal" must have been placed with another animal in an environment where the ability of both to escape is restricted and controlled by some person or persons connected with that activity or by some artificial restraint. ‘Placed with’ is to be construed as a ‘matter of normal language.’||Case|
|UK - Pets - Abandonment of Animals Act 1960||1960 c. 43||
For historical purposes only. Law has been repealed and/or replaced. An Act to prohibit the abandonment of animals in circumstances likely to cause unnecessary suffering thereto.
|British Game Law||Matthew Bacon||Bouvier's Edition||
A full explaination of the laws of game for the British. 1800-1850 with notes from US experience.
|United Kingdom Licensing and Regulation of Pet Shops||Alan Bates||
Brief Summary of the Licensing and Regulation of Pet Shops (UK)
|Detailed Discussion of the Offences of Cruelty to Domestic and Captive Animals (U.K.)||Alan Bates||Animal Legal and Historical Center||
Detailed discussion of the offences of cruelty to domestic and captive animals. These offences are contained in section 1(1) of the Protection of Animals Act 1911 and section 1 of the Abandonment of Animals Act 1960.
|Detailed Discussion of the Licensing and Regulation of Pet Shops (U.K.)||Alan Bates||Animal Legal and Historical Center||
Detailed discussion of the Pet Animals Act 1951 which provides for the licensing of pet shops by local authorities, and prohibits the sale of pet animals in public places and from market stalls, and to persons under 12 years of age.
|Brief Summary of United Kingdom (UK) Animal Law||Alice Collinson||Animal Legal & Historical Center||This brief summary discusses animal protection legislation in the United Kingdom (UK).||Article|
|Overview of UK Animal Protection Legislation||Alice Collinson||Animal Legal & Historical Center||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.'||Article|
|The United Kingdom (UK)||Alice Collinson||
Brief Summary of United Kingdom Animal Law