British Government Sets out Legislation to Increase Maximum Sentences for Animal Cruelty

London, United Kingdom: The UK Government reports that Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a new bill to enable tougher prison sentences for animal abusers. The bill was introduced to Parliament on June 26, 2019. The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill means that animal abusers could face up to five years in prison, a significant increase from the current maximum sentence of six months.

About Susan Nilson

Susan Nilson began her career with Reuters in London, England, and has over 15 years’ editorial experience in print and digital publications across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She is currently managing editor of BARKS from the Guild. She is also a companion animal behavior consultant and trainer (Centre of Applied Pet Ethology) and an accredited professional canine behavior consultant (Pet Professional Accreditation Board).

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