Join Battersea Dogs and Cats Home with their latest campaign #notfunny and help to be a voice for the voiceless.
The aim is the Campaign is to help to increase the maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty from six months to five years. Battersea, along with a number of other campaigners, are in talks with key MPs to encourage the Government to make a change. This is to have animal cruelty seen as serious as it really is and have the consequences reflect this.
While the Animal Welfare Act 2006 makes it a criminal offence to cause unnecessary harm to animal, commit acts of mutilation, organise and partake in dog fighting and simply fail to take responsibility and care for an animal’s welfare, the penalties set out do not reflect the seriousness of these crimes.
The maximum prison sentence in the UK, if found guilty of these offences, it 6 months. Compare this with America – 5 years and the rest of Europe – 1-4 years. Plainly it’s not enough to stop thousands of people from committing animal cruelty offences. Also, get this, the maximum sentence for fly tipping is 10 times longer than the sentence for animal cruelty. Check out Battersea’s website here for more information and meet the animals you can help.
Well that’s simple. Fill out Battersea’s simple form here to identify your local constituency and who the email will be sent to. The email itself it already composed, but you have the option to add or remove information as you wish. Finally, send the email. See, simple.
With enough support, animal cruelty sentencing will make parliamentary agendas and we can help to change the laws and the lives of thousands of animals.
You can also help support the Campaign by tweeting the hashtag #NotFunny and mentioning @BDCH in your tweets.