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In 2013, the RSPCA received 153,770 complaints of alleged cruelty from the public with approximately one percent being dealt with by prosecution. This represented 83 percent of all animal welfare prosecutions, the remainder being dealt with by the police, local authorities and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA).
1, 6 (1996) [hereinafter Kurland, Federal Criminal Jurisdiction] (“Federal defendants charged with acts of local political corruption often contend that such prosecutions offend federalism and related Tenth Amendment principles.”).
JERROLD NADLER JUDICIARY COMMITTEE 10TH DISTRICT, NEW YORK SUBCOMMITTEES:
A defendant who appears before both magistrates’ court and Crown Court may not do so within the same year, meaning for a given year convictions may exceed prosecutions or sentences may not equal convictions.
These activists, journalists, legal observers, and volunteer medics still face decades in prison and the daily stress and disruption of unprecedented, aggressive prosecutions.
More than two hundred such prosecutions have been chronicled, 2 the last to take place in 1906 in the village of D6l6mont in Switzerland when a dog was put to death as an accomplice to murder.