Introduce the law of murder/manslaughter of a domestic animal.
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To deter people from killing their own or other people's pets.
Did you know there is no adequate law at present, to stop anyone killing a domestic animal, their own or someone else's?
Last month a man stabbed my beloved dog 23 times. the veterinary came but could not save him. He died in agony a short while after.
The police could do nothing to prosecute the man.
This is not an isolated incident. 3 months ago another man half staved his dogs, broke one of their legs then poured gasoline over them and set fire to them. He was also not prosecuted.
A woman had her dog stabbed 21 times during a robbery. The dog survived. No body was prosecuted.
The R.S.P.C.A. do their best to prosecute people for cruelty to an animal. But they are only a charity, relying on donations. And don't have an real powers. It would be imposable for them to prosecute everyone.
Let's change the law.
1) Make the Dog/Cat licence compulsory. (Then is can then be withdrawn.)
2) Make killing a domestic pet illegal. (As it is with protected wild animals.)
3) Give the R.S.P.C.A. greater power to bring prosecutions against people who torture or kill animals.
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