Plans to raise maximum jail sentence for animal cruelty to five years

Courts will be given powers to hand out tougher punishments for animal cruelty crimes under sentencing guideline proposals.

The Sentencing Council wants to introduce new guidance for magistrates and judges on how to sentence the most serious offences, such as causing unnecessary suffering, tail docking and animal fighting, after Parliament

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/courts-parliament-sentencing-council-animals-rspca-b2075248.html

 

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