Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v Mccormick and others

Animal – Protection. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the RSPCA's appeal, held that, in order for an offence of animal fighting to be committed, contrary to s 8 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, as defined by s 8(7) of that Act, the other animal, with which a protected animal was placed, had to be the subject of some control or restraint by some person or persons connected with that activity or some other artificial constraint so that its ability to escape was prevented.