Acts and Law


Laws, Acts, Guidelines relating to Hunting and Animal Welfare


Hunting Act 2004

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

Out of controlled dogs

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



Kennel Club – Dog law

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

Dog attacks and the penalties for owners and dogs – Guidelines (N.I) – toc-3



Royal Veterinary College – Horse Passports and Horse Microchipping



Animal Welfare Act 2006



Animal Health Act 2002



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



Criminal Justice Act 1988

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 – match-1



Public Order Act 1986

Section 4 : Fear or provocation of violence.



Aggravated Trespass – 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



Traffic Management Act 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 streetsSection 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



Horse Passports



Quad bikes: the rules



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



UK Public General Acts



Firearms Licensing




Other useful links, law and legislation


Free beagles – legal advice for activists in the UK



Have your say about legislation



Lobbying Parliament



Members of the House of Lords



Natural England



Writing to ministers (Welsh Government)



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