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Increases in Animal Cruelty Sentences to Five Years

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While out and about in Wycombe during the election campaign, many constituents asked me to support a campaign to increase the maximum custodial sentence for the most serious acts of animal cruelty to five years imprisonment. I subsequently wrote to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ask whether UK sentences for animal cruelty could be aligned with international norms. I was therefore glad to hear the Secretary of State announce that animal abusers could face up to five years in prison. The Government has announced […]

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