Category Archives: Animal rights

Tail docking | 1 June 2004

ON THIS DAY in 2004, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 was amended to make it an offence to dock the tail of a dog unless done by a registered veterinary surgeon and in the interests of the dogs welfare.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/poctaa1979360/

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Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 (UK)| 15 August 1876

ON 15 AUGUST 1876, the UK Parliament enacted the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876.

The Act amended the Cruelty to Animals Act 1849, extending it to animal experiments by licensing and regulating scientific animal experiments and prohibiting such experiments that are painful.

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Hollingsworth v Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, New South Wales [2014] NSWCA 220

ON 7 JULY 2014, the NSW Court of Appeal delivered Hollingsworth v Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, New South Wales [2014] NSWCA 220.

http://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/action/PJUDG?jgmtid=172610

The court dismissed a Notice of Motion in which Kim Hollingsworth, representing herself, sought to invoke the supervisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in respect of a District Court decision of Judge Neilson on an appeal from the Local Court. The decision related to ancillary orders made with respect to convictions under the NSW Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 regarding horses owned by, or in the care of, Ms Hollingsworth.

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Martin’s Act | 22 June 1822

ON 22 JUNE 1822, the Cruel and Improper Treatment of Cattle Act 1822, also known as Martin’s Act was enacted by the UK Parliament. It was one of the world’s first pieces of animal rights legislation.

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Tail docking

ON 1 JUNE 2004, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 was amended to make it an offence to dock the tail of a dog unless done by a registered veterinary surgeon and in the interests of the dogs welfare.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/poctaa1979360/

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Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 (UK)

ON 15 AUGUST 1876, the UK Parliament enacted the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876.

The Act amended the Cruelty to Animals Act 1849, extending it to animal experiments by licensing and regulating scientific animal experiments and prohibiting such experiments that are painful.

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