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Battersea welcomes plans for tougher animal cruelty sentences

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home warmly welcomes today’s news that the Scottish Government is seeking to toughen up on punishments for animal abusers – just weeks after the charity launched its Scottish campaign for five-year sentences.

As part of its plans for this next Parliamentary year, the Scottish Government today delighted Scotland’s animal welfare supporters by announcing it is introducing a Bill to increase the maximum prison sentence for serious abuse cases to five years.

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