Five Year Sentences for Animal Cruelty

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In 2017 Battersea successfully campaigned for a change in legislation that will protect thousands of animals from senseless cruelty. In less than a year, our ground-breaking campaign, launched on 20 February 2017, had galvanised thousands of supporters and spurred over 100 MPs to pledge their support, culminating in the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, visiting Battersea to publicly launch a Draft Animal Welfare Bill in December 2017. Five-year sentences for animal cruelty is now official Government policy in England, Wales and Scotland because of our cruelty campaign.

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