Animal Welfare: Sentencing

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the implementation of higher maximum penalties for animal cruelty.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government will introduce the necessary legislation to increase the maximum penalty for animal cruelty offences from 6 months’ imprisonment to 5 years’ imprisonment as soon as Parliamentary time allows.

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