• Plans to increase maximum sentences for animal cruelty welcomed

    5 days ago - By Topix

    Following a public consultation, Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, has announced animal abusers who commit the most heinous crimes will now face up to five years in prison. Currently, the maximum sentence is six months, but on Tuesday the Government confirmed it will legislate to increase that tenfold for serious offences, sending a clear message there is no place for animal cruelty in England.
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