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Minister of Justice, New Zealand Government: Harsher penalties for animal abusers

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Every day in New Zealand animals are tortured, harmed and killed. The small percentage of people that commit these crimes against animals that actually make it to a court room are more often than not given inappropriate and minimal sentences. This does nothing to deter others from committing crimes against animals, nor does it provide any justice for those animals that are harmed or killed, often in horrific circumstances. With the latest court ruling allowing two men who were found guilty of slaughtering 33 dogs to walk free with nothing more than a slap on the hand it is time for the public to let the government know that we do not accept the continued lack of justice for animals in New Zealand. Harsher sentences for animal abusers must be brought in immediately. Please sign and share with your friends and together we can try and bring about change and protection for those who cannot protect themselves.

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