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Laws, Acts, Guidelines relating to Hunting and Animal Welfare


 

Hunting Act 2004

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/37/contents


The Hunting Act – For Enforcement Professionals

http://www.huntingact.org/hunting/hunting-in-the-uk/

 


 

What is the law in the UK in relation to the sport of fox hunting?

https://www.inbrief.co.uk/sports-law/fox-hunting-with-dogs/


 

The Control of Dogs Order 1992

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/901/contents/made


 

Controlling your dog in public

https://www.gov.uk/control-dog-public/dog-fouling


Out of controlled dogs

https://www.gov.uk/control-dog-public

A court could also decide that your dog is dangerously out of control if either of the following apply:

  • it attacks someone’s animal
  • the owner of an animal thinks they could be injured if they tried to stop your dog attacking their animal

Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1996/20/pdfs/ukpga_19960020_en.pdf

 


 

Dog Fouling – Environmental Law

http://www.environmentlaw.org.uk/rte.asp?id=50

 


 

Kennel Club – Dog law

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/8277/law.pdf


Controlling your dog in public – Guidelines (N.I.)

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/controlling-your-dog-public


Dog attacks and the penalties for owners and dogs – Guidelines (N.I)

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/controlling-your-dog-public – toc-3

 


 

Royal Veterinary College – Horse Passports and Horse Microchipping

https://www.rvc.ac.uk/equine-vet/practice/services-and-facilities/passports-and-microchips


 

 

Animal Welfare Act 2006

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/45/contents

 


 

Animal Health Act 2002

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2002/42/contents

 


 

Animal Health and Welfare Act 1984

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1984/40/contents

 


 

Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1988

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/29/contents

 


 

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (No. 2) Regulations 2004

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2004/2886/contents/made

 


 

The Fixed Penalty Offences Order 2004

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2004/2922/contents/made

 


 

Criminal Justice Act 1988

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/33/section/39

Common Assault, contrary to section 39 Criminal Justice Act 1988. An offence of Common Assault is committed when a person either assaults another person or commits a battery. An assault is committed when a person intentionally or recklessly causes another to apprehend the immediate infliction of unlawful force.

 


 

Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1994/33/contents?text=trespass – match-1

 


 

Public Order Act 1986

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1986/64/section/4

Section 4 : Fear or provocation of violence.

 


 

Aggravated Trespass

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1994/33/section/68 – text%3Dtrespass

There are offences under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 Sections 61 and 62 of trespassing on land and trespassing with vehicles.

 


 

NWHS : Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1949

Aggravated Trespass : Section 68

http://www.nwhsa.org.uk/criminal_justice_and_public_orde.htm

 


 

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2004

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2004/3088/contents/made

 


 

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2013-2014/0093/14093.pdf

 


 

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill – Explanatory Notes

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2013-2014/0007/en/14007en.htm

 


 

The Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (Commencement No. 3) (Wales) Order 2004

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/wsi/2004/3238/contents/made

 


 

Traffic Management Act 2004

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/18/contents

 


 

Road Traffic Offences: Guidance on Charging Offences arising from Driving Incidents

https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/road-traffic-offences-guidance-charging-offences-arising-driving-incidents

 


Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Act 2004

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/29/contents

If a person, without lawful authority or excuse, in any way wilfully obstructs the free passage of the highway, he commits an offence, (section 137 Highways Act 1980).

 


Highways Act 1980 – Obstruction of highways and streetsSection 137

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1980/66/section/137

If a person, without lawful authority or excuse, in any way wilfully obstructs the free passage along a highway he is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding.


 

Foxes, moles and mink: how to protect your property from damage

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/foxes-moles-and-mink-how-to-protect-your-property-from-damage

 


 

General licences for wildlife management

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/general-licences-for-wildlife-management

 


                    

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1981/69/contents

 


 

Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1996/3/contents

 


 

The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/490/contents/made

 


 

Code of practice for the welfare of horses, ponies, donkeys and their hybrids

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/code-of-practice-for-the-welfare-of-horses-ponies-donkeys-and-their-hybrids

 


 

Horse Passports

https://www.gov.uk/horse-passport

 


 

Quad bikes: the rules

https://www.gov.uk/quad-bikes-the-rules

 


 

Protection of Badgers Act 1992

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1992/51/contents

 


 

Gamekeepers’ Code Of Practice For Terrier Work

https://terriermandotcom.blogspot.co.uk/2005/02/gamekeepers-code-of-practice-for.html

 


 

Sentencing Definitive Guideline on Assault

https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/offences-against-person-incorporating-charging-standard

 


 

NWHS : A Basic Guide to Laws Affecting Sabbing in the UK

http://www.nwhsa.org.uk/a_basic_guide_to_the_laws_affect.htm

 


 

UK Public General Acts

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga?page=3

 


 

Firearms Licensing

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/firearms-licensing-police-guidance

 

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Other useful links, law and legislation

 

Free beagles – legal advice for activists in the UK

https://network23.org/freebeagles/

 


 

Have your say about legislation

https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/have-your-say-on-laws/input-into-legislation/

 


 

Lobbying Parliament

https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/contact-an-mp-or-lord/lobbying-parliament/

 


 

Members of the House of Lords

https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/lords/

 


 

Natural England

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england

 


 

Writing to ministers (Welsh Government)

https://gov.wales/about/cabinet/writingtoministers/?lang=en

 


 

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