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The UK Internal Markets Act: implications for progressive local bans on low-welfare products

This is an updated version of a previous article, published prior to the enactment of the Internal Markets Act. The Internal Markets Act seeks to promote frictionless trade and avoid regulatory divergence between parts of the UK following the end of the Brexit Transition Period, now that EU law has fallen away. In this blog, Advocates for Animals paralegal Sam March discusses what this means for…
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Animal Protection Laws from Around the World: Poland

Over the last decade, the Polish animal advocacy movement has grown significantly stronger. Animal protection issues are now increasingly present in public discourse as well as on the political agenda. To a large extent, this is thanks to the still-developing but dynamic community of non-governmental organisations speaking up for animals. Guest writer, Iga Glazewska, will explore the main animal…
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Case Summary: Shock Collar Ban Lawful, Rules Court of Appeal

[R (The Electronic Collar Manufacturers Association and Petsafe) v DEFRA 2021 EWCA Civ 666]( Sam March 14 May 2021 Dismissing an appeal brought by The Electronic Collar Manufacturers Association and Petsafe, the Court of Appeal ruled on 11 May 2021 that the proposed ban on electronic shock collars was neither irrational, nor violated property…
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