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Increase penalties for criminals convicted for dog fighting.

Submitted by Rebecca Marie Johnson on Monday 8th February 2021

Published on Tuesday 16th February 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 16th August 2021

Current Signatures: 19
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Increase penalties for criminals convicted for dog fighting.

Petition Details

I don’t think torturing, injuring or being responsible for the death of a dog should only result in only up to 51 weeks’ imprisonment, a fine, or both. At the moment the penalty is minimal when considering the barbaric nature of the crime, I want the penalty to match the horrific offence.

Additional Information

Dog fighting was outlawed nearly 200 years ago sadly it still continues in the 21st century and is a significant animal welfare issue for the UK. It was thought this used to be a issue occurring in the country but there has been a huge rise in incidents within cities and the cruelty is increasing. At the moment the penalty is minimal when considering the barbaric nature of the crime, I want the penalty to match the horrific offence.


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