Paws for thought

I would like to bring the following cause to the attention of everyone.

If you, like me, are an animal lover and despair of the current way animal abusers are punished, could you please sign the government-approved e-petition, a link to which can be found online at

The petition wants to have improved animal cruelty legislation put in place, with sentencing increased to a maximum of two years custodial and a lifetime ban on keeping animals for persistent or serious offenders.

To be debated in parliament, the petition needs 100,000 signatures. It’s on its way, but needs everyone to come on board.

Sarah Waters

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