Five-Year Sentences for Animal Cruelty

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Battersea has launched a successful Public Affairs campaign to raise the maximum penalty for animal cruelty from six months to five years. The Home established that England and Wales have the lowest sentence across 100 global jurisdictions, running contrary to the perception we are a nation of animal lovers.

This campaign has mobilised the public in their thousands to drum up widespread political support - from 64 MPs pre-election and over 200 candidates since - and seen the issue promoted in 3 major party manifestos, giving us confidence that we can make change happen to benefit animals.


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