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 Post subject: Duty to report neglect?
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 1:26 pm 

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Location: Wirral ... r-neglect/

The article does not specifically mention "who' reported this neglect to the RSPCA, but the photo of the horse that was already dead shows he had front shoes that could not have been put on too long ago, relative to his totally emaciated body.

"maybe" the farrier did anonymously report, but do you think that people associated with businesses and professional services should be under such a duty? Shocking if the farrier said or did nothing.

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 4:40 pm 

Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:59 pm
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this is absolutely terrible... In addition to the 'ban', actions should have been taken under the Animal Welfare Act for abuse and cruelty!

In terms of imposing a positive duty to report, I think it is difficult from a legal perspective as English law tends to favour a bit of a 'hands-off' approach. For example, there are certain positive obligation to report imposed on solicitors, accountants, bankers etc., but even those are limited to most egregious violations (such as money laundering and terrorism finance), any 'less significant' offence is unlikely to warrant the imposition of a positive obligation, as this may lead to a clash with privacy laws.

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