Harsher punishments for animal neglectors and abusers.
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In the UK about 1 in 2 households own a pet, making the pet population around 20 million. The question is, how many of them pets are or have been mistreated?
The punishment right now for animal cruelty has just risen to up to 5 years in prison, but part of this petition is for the law to take this more seriously. When you go on social media how many times have you seen a video of a cat or dog etc being thrown down the stairs or kicked in the stomach by their owners? How many of those owners do you think have been punished?
My answer is not enough. Yes, the law has just changed to give harsher punishments on the act of animal cruelty, but it doesn't mean that it will actually crack down on offenders. The harsher sentence has been described as more of a deterrent which I feel shows how they don't expect to be punishing a lot out of the many abusers.
The aim of this petition is to get justice for animals by making punishments for animal cruelty harsher and to be taken seriously.
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