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Tougher penalties for animal cruelty offenders

We work everyday to prevent cruelty happening to animals

Sadly, despite the laws we've helped to put into place, cruelty to animals still goes on.

As the law stands at present, the maximum penalty for for the most serious animal abuse cases is just six months custodial and/or an unlimited fine. Putting this into context - a person selling fake DVDs could get a higher sentence than a person kicking a dog down the stairs.

We're a nation of animal lovers and as such we don’t feel that this is enough. In a recent RSPCA poll, seven out 10 people polled said they want to to see longer sentences for the most serious cases of animal abuse and neglect.

We'd like to see a review of criminal justice measures for animal offenders - which would include tougher sentencing, restorative justice and the creation of a register of offenders for those found guilty of animal cruelty offences.

Call for a review of criminal justice measures

Please write to your MP today and ask them to support our call for a review of criminal justice measures for animal cruelty offenders.