Government & Legislation

Delays to ‘important’ welfare legislation putting animals at risk, warns Battersea

Animal charity Battersea is warning that “disappointing” delays to important welfare legislation are putting animals at risk.

The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill, which would increase maximum sentences for the worst acts of animal cruelty from the current penalty of six months to five years, has now fallen in Westminster for the second time as parliament dissolves ahead of December’s general election.

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