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Scotland government clamps down on animal abusers, raising sentences to five years

Animal welfare charity, Battersea, has praised the Scottish Government and MSPs from across parliament for delivering on their “promise” to increase maximum sentences for the worst animal cruelty offences from 12 months to five years.

The ‘Animals and Wildlife Bill’ first introduced in October last year, passed its third and final reading earlier this week (17 June).

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