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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:02 am on 9th May 2019.

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Photo of Anna Turley Anna Turley Labour/Co-operative, Redcar 11:02 am, 9th May 2019

I have had two yellowing newspaper front pages pinned to the wall in my office for nearly two years now, with headlines saying, “Five years for monsters who harm animals” and “Five years’ jail for cruelty to pets”. A Bill was published and then withdrawn. My constituents and thousands of people around the country have run a fantastic campaign to ensure that those who are cruel to animals are punished with severe sentences, which they are not at the moment. Where is the Bill? No more talk—we must have it in Parliament.