Practice and Procedure

(1) R (on the application of JAMES GRAY) (2) JAMES GRAY & JULIE GRAY (Claimants) v AYLESBURY CROWN COURT (Defendant) & RSPCA (Interested Party) (2013)

PUBLISHED March 12, 2013

[2013] EWHC 500 (Admin)

The court had correctly directed itself that in order for a defendant to be convicted of an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 s.4(1) the prosecution had to establish that the defendant knew or ought to have reasonably known that his act or failure to act would cause an animal to suffer and that the suffering was unnecessary.

QBD (Admin) (Toulson LJ, Silber J)