Animal cruelty call from Fleetwood MP

A Fylde coast MP has joined growing calls for tougher penalties for animal abuse and action to be taken to enforce bans on offenders from keeping animals.

Monday, 21st August 2017, 3:30 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:44 pm
Cat Smith, the MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood

Cat Smith, the MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, attended a meeting with the League Against Cruel Sports’ in Westminster and was told how sentences are currently inadequate and outdated.

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The MP says some laws have remained unchanged for over a hundred years and don’t reflect the horrific cruelty inflicted on animals through activities such as dog fighting.

Cat Smith said: “I’m delighted to be supporting the League’s campaign for tougher sentences for animal abuse.

“As League investigations have shown, dog fighting is a horrifically cruel crime and this needs to be better reflected in the penalties given.”