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The Mary Chipperfield Trial: the aftermath

10 January 2006

It was a bad blow that the CPS did not ask the magistrate to remove the couple's Dangerous Wild Animals Act licence, impose a ban, or request that Mary Chipperfield's name be removed from the Performing...

The Mary Chipperfield Trial: the sentencing

10 January 2006

On the 9th April 1999, hundreds of campaigners arrived at Aldershot Magistrates Court to hear Mary Chipperfield and Roger Cawley finally sentenced and to learn the fate of Trudy the chimpanzee. PENALTIES...

The Mary Chipperfield Trial: the trial continued

10 January 2006

DAY FIVE The day opened with the Cawleys producing for the court a variety of implements with which they hit (or in their court parlance, 'encouraged') animals. These included various whips and a fibre...

The Mary Chipperfield Trial: the trial

10 January 2006

The case started on Monday 18 January. Mary Cawley was charged with 21 offences: Charges 1-12 related to three incidents involving beating the chimpanzee Trudy ("cruelly beat, ill-treated or by unreasonably...

The Mary Chipperfield Trial: background

10 January 2006

Day by day at the trial that shook the circus world. In January Mary Cawley (nee Chipperfield) and her husband were convicted on twelve and one count of cruelty respectively. Publicity surrounding...

Turning a blind eye to domestic violence?

6 January 2006

There is an overwhelming case that ‘wild’ animals should be banned from circuses, but clearly ‘domestic’ species are not immune to suffering. The Animal Welfare Bill needs to protect these animals too. This...

Animal Welfare Bill

6 January 2006

Government resistance on animal circuses baffling... In October, the Government’s Animal Welfare Bill (AWB), which consolidates over 20 pieces of animal welfare legislation, received its first reading...

Campaign launches in Norway and Portugal

5 January 2006

This summer has seen successful launches of our Stop Circus Suffering campaign in Portugal and Norway, both based on undercover investigations of circuses in those countries. Our partners in the Norwegian...

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