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Pet abduction to be made new criminal offence 

The new offence is one of several recommendations in a report published by the government’s Pet Theft Taskforce

The government is set to introduce a new criminal offence for pet abduction amid a crack down on pet theft, after there was a reported rise in pets being stolen during the pandemic. 

The new law will “recognise the welfare of animals and that pets are valued as more than property”, and is one of several recommendations in a report published by the government’s Pet Theft Taskforce.

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