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Animal welfare
Charity campaigns for tougher sentences for animal cruelty

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IT IS time for ‘the punishment to fit the crime’, according to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, at the launch of a campaign calling for harsher prison sentences for those who abuse and neglect animals.

The maximum custodial sentence for animal cruelty offences is currently six months in prison, the lowest in Europe and less than in the USA and Australia. Offences such as fly tipping are subject to longer prison sentences …

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