- Sentencing: Nailing the truth about Animal Abuse Revisited November 22, 2016 - Following the outcry by concerned people about the dog found buried alive with a nail in his head, it is instructive to note the approach of the court in another case involving animal abuse. John Wilcock, a puppy farmer, pleaded guilty to five offences under the AWA of causing 'unnecessary suffering' to numerous dogs. He Continue Reading
About Noël Sweeney
Noël Sweeney is a practising barrister who specialises in criminal law and human rights and animal law. He has lectured widely on those subjects and written on all aspects of the legal status of animals. He is a member of the Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare, the Animal Welfare Science Ethics and Law Veterinary Association and and The British Beekeepers’ Association.