In England and Wales, the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill was introduced as a Private Member’s Bill by Chris Loder MP in February 2020. If passed, the Bill will increase the maximum sentence for animal cruelty in England and Wales to five years, protecting millions of animals. Debate of the Bill has been delayed several times and we need to make sure MPs and the Government see it as an urgent priority.
The Scottish Government laid the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill before the Scottish Parliament in 2019 and in June 2020, it was passed unanimously by MSPs with the support of thousands of members of the public across the UK who let the Scottish Parliament know how seriously they take animal cruelty.
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