Laws, Acts, Guidelines relating to Hunting and Animal Welfare
Hunting Act 2004- Stalking and Flushing Out
The Hunting Act – For Enforcement Professionals
What is the law in the UK in relation to the sport of fox hunting?
The Control of Dogs Order 1992
Controlling your dog in 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
Dog Fouling – Environmental Law
Controlling your dog in public – Guidelines (N.I.)
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
Animal Health and Welfare Act 1984
Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1988
The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (No. 2) Regulations 2004
The Fixed Penalty Offences Order 2004
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
Section 4 : Fear or provocation of violence.
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
The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2004
Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill
Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill – Explanatory Notes
The Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (Commencement No. 3) (Wales) Order 2004
Road Traffic Offences: Guidance on Charging Offences arising from Driving Incidents
Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Act 2004
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 streets – 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
General licences for wildlife management
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996
The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010
Code of practice for the welfare of horses, ponies, donkeys and their hybrids
Protection of Badgers Act 1992
Gamekeepers’ Code Of Practice For Terrier Work
Sentencing Definitive Guideline on Assault
NWHS : A Basic Guide to Laws Affecting Sabbing in the UK
Other useful links, law and legislation
Free beagles – legal advice for activists in the UK
Have your say about legislation
Writing to ministers (Welsh Government)
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