Improve legislation with tougher sentencing to reduce animal cruelty
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HM Government Ministry of Justice

Improve legislation with tougher sentencing to reduce animal cruelty

    1. Petition by

      Alfie Beardie

      United Kingdom

Animal cruelty is a Crime yet it is considered as low level and not an indictable offence (cannot go to Crown Court), which means the maximum sentence that can be imposed is only 6 months.

Research clearly demonstrates that mis-treating animals is a warning sign that others in the household may not be safe, there are significant correlations between animal abuse & other forms of inter personal violence. Often pets are violated & abused to threaten & cause fear to other family members including children & this has to stop.

Cruelty, Abuse & Neglect of animals is a despicable & cowardly Crime as animals are vulnerable, innocent victims who are unable to speak out.

To:
HM Government Ministry of Justice
Improve legislation with tougher sentencing to reduce animal cruelty

Sincerely,
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    • Richard Woodward LONG EATON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      The current sentencing regime for animal cruelty is far too lenient and should reflect the true seriousness of the offence.

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    • David Lugsden NORTHWICH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      Because animals have as much a right to life and justice as people do.

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    • Luciana Saldanha LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      Violence is violence, against humans, against animals, it is all the same and it is despicable.

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    • Dominique McPhail HAVELOCK, NC
      • about 1 month ago

      Because I love and respect everyone. I feel that animals have a hard time in life and that they get no break from people who torture them and kill them for so called "sport" or fun.

      We need to be a UNITED front and voice for the voiceless. The more we learn about the, the more we will love and respect them. They feel pain, they get attached to a mate and often mate for life. They have a hard time finding food as we take over everything on the food chain.We pollute their environment and steal their homes. We build homes into their homes and kill them when we get sight of one wandering helplessly around their treeless environment with people on it. We destroy everything God has given us to care for and trash it. It is more than time to improve the life of animals and to sentence anyone who is caught hurting or killing one to sepnd a long time in jail and do community service. They must also PAY society dearly for their mistakes. There must be a registry that keeps track of the perpetrators and it must be available to the public online. Those freaks should NEVER be allowed to keep an animl in their home and should do longer sentecnes if caufght with animal cruelty again. Cruelty is cruely period. Anyone who is able to kill a defenseless aniomal is capable of killing defenseless and vulnerable people of any age.

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    • MANOLACHE CARMEN BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
      • about 1 month ago

      When we're done injustice?

      When those who are not victims, they feel as much indignation as those who are. "

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