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Animal Welfare: Sentencing

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 110791, tabled on 1 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to introduce legislation to increase the maximum sentence for animal cruelty offences to five years' imprisonment.

Answered on

8 November 2017

We hope to publish draft legislation for consultation around the turn of the year, as announced on 30 September.