Increase the Fine of Animal Abuse

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Animal abuse comes in many forms, including deliberate harm as well as failure to take care of an animal. Society needs to understand that animal abuse comes with serious consequences.

In Victoria, the maximum penalty for animal abuse is only 2 years jail, whereas in Queensland the maximum penalty is 7 years jail. 2 years jail is no where near enough time for someone so inhumane to reflect upon the crimes they've committed. According to RSPCA, animal cruelty rates have doubled in the past five years. A few cases of animal abuses are organized dog fighting rings, stabbing animals in the head and shooting animals with arrows. These crimes are disgusting and need to be stopped, yet this won't occur unless the consequences increase.

To conclude, animal cruelty is a serious crime, and the fines must increase in order to eliminate all forms of this inhumane act.