Tougher Sentences for Animal Abusers

Neil spoke at a Parliamentary event, organised by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, to call for far stronger sentences for those convicted of animal cruelty offences. Neil gave his backing to the campaign for the maximum sentence for animal abuse to be increased from six months to five years. This echoed the proposals of the Environment Select Committee, chaired by Neil, in their recent report, which recommended a big increase in maximum sentences for animal abusers.