Justice for Albert - Innocent Rottweiler stabbed to death in his sleep by neighbour!

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On the 8th of August 2020 my beloved pet Rottweiler named Albert was stabbed to death in his own home, killed in the most brutal way whilst he slept in his bed by a cruel, calculated intruder. We believe this attack was premeditated as was committed whilst Albert was alone and defenceless, the only damage was directed at Albert and not towards the property or possessions, therefore can only be seen clearly as a hate crime. Albert was only 2.5-years-old, a beautiful, loving gentle giant, who was well-trained and socialised by myself, a professional dog walker in SE London. Albert was not only the centre of our pack, but the centre of my world. 

The perpetrator pleaded not guilty to all three charges at the pre-trial hearing at  Woolwich Crown Court. An official trial date will be set on 14th December 2020. 

This petition is to increase the current woefully inadequate sentencing in the UK. Pets are beloved family members, not property, but the law does not reflect this. The perpetrator will be facing a charge of criminal damage to "property". Pets are not property, they are a living, breathing, beings, with their own emotions and characters who bring joy and love to those around them. 

We feel that six months or less for murdering a family member is an injustice in itself and needs to be changed to help get justice for not only Albert, but any other unfortunate pets who may see themselves at the receiving end of such acts of cruelty and violence, committed by the hands of a minority of unhinged individuals who enjoy causing innocent, defenceless animals pain and torture. 

We are campaigning alongside the two existing animal welfare sentencing bill's, Loder's Law and Finn's Law Part 2. The purpose of these bill's are for maximum penalty for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to be increased from six months up to five years. 

Whilst myself and the rest of Albert's family will never recover from the loss of such a wonderful boy and the way in which he was cruelly taken from us, the trauma of Albert's murder should not be exacerbated by the perpetrator getting away so lightly.