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To: Michael Gove MP

Animal cruelty Bill, sentence increase

Animal cruelty Bill, sentence increase

The government agreed in Aug 2018, that a bill should be passed to increase the maximum sentence for animal cruelty to 5 years

The draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill. August 2018 This was agreed in parliament to be passed, still waiting.
After lengthy investigation, the only "update" I can see for this, was to say that cases would have to be dealt with at Crown court, due to the length of the sentence.
The crown courts are already massively over subscribed, this could influence parliament passing the bill.
We need this now to protect animals

Why is this important?

To ensure that our animals are better protected and animal abusers punished appropriately

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Reasons for signing

  • So much animal cruelty in our country, and no deterrent whatsoever, 14 weeks sentence for the worst case of animal cruelty the judge had ever heard, later overturned to 200 hours community work. WTF kind of message does that give out
  • Animals have rights including the right to be free from harm
  • Something needs to be done They get away with it If it was a person things would be diff


2019-03-23 20:01:55 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-03-22 20:47:11 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-03-17 21:09:05 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-03-13 18:45:51 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-03-13 08:49:24 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-03-13 06:46:38 +0000

10 signatures reached