Claimed that UK’s Pet Abduction Bill may criminalise kindly interactions with street cats

Newspaper claims that “Calling ‘here puss’ to a cat in the street may become a criminal offence” in the UK when the Pet Abduction Act becomes law. Really?

By “street cats” I mean a domestic cat walking around the street, on the pavement or sidewalk because they are indoor/outdoor cats. As you may know the UK Parliament is currently debating a new law called the Pet Abduction Bill which is intended to improve upon the Theft Act 1968 in respect of the …

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Muzzled XL bully unable to defend herself when attacked by a cat on a walk

Nova and Casey

You may know that in the UK, American XL bully ownership is subject to Draconian restrictions including wearing a muzzle when in public and on a lead. It is also illegal to breed, sell, advertise gift and exchange or abandon or let an XL bully dog. The law has been in force since December …

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Make it a legal requirement for drivers to stop and report collisions with cats in the UK

UK government won't introduce a law to make it obligatory for a driver to stop when they hit a cat

There’s been a campaign in the UK for some time to make it a legal requirement for drivers to stop and report collisions with cats. It makes sense to millions of ordinary people but it doesn’t make sense to the UK government. There was a petition which garnered 102,436 signatures. That’s why the government …

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Many Africans believe proposed British ban on importation of hunting trophies is racist and an example of neo-colonialism

41% of people across large swathes of the southern half of Africa believe that the proposed British ban on the importation of hunting trophies is racist

NEWS AND COMMENT: The UK Parliament is struggling to pass the Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill which will ban the importation of hunting trophies from Africa and other countries. The unelected Lords have effectively blocked it. They’ve probably been lobbied by the rich hunters. There may be some trophy hunters among them. But a new aspect of …

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British celebrities challenge Rishi Sunak to push through legislation banning the importation of hunting trophies

Hunting Trophies Import Prohibition Bill has stalled in Parliament

NEWS AND OPINION: Rishi Sunak is reneging on his promise to ban the importation of sport hunting trophies, usually from Africa and often from South Africa where there’s lots of canned hunting. This is when the organisers put lions (and other animals) into a fenced compound and allow rich businessmen to shoot them dead …

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Minimum age for cat or dog ownership UK and USA?

There’s a very different approach to youngsters owning cats in the United States and in the United Kingdom. In the latter the law is spelled out in a section of the country’s main animal welfare law: A person commits an offence if he sells an animal to a person whom he has reasonable cause …

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