Animal Cruelty Is Punished With 5 Years In Prison In UK
According to the Animal Health Law, updated in the UK, courts will be able to impose stricter penalties in cases related to dog fighting, abuse of dogs and kittens, amputation of a dog’s ears and gross negligence of farm animals. With the law increasing the imprisonment sentence of 6 months to 5 years, unlimited fines can also be imposed on those found guilty. The law, which is among the strictest regulations in Europe in this regard, is also known as the Finn Law and it will fully be accepted on June 29, 2021, after Queen Elizabeth II‘s approval.
THE POLICE DOG FINN THAT GIVES THE NAME OF THE LAW
Not only dogs and horses used in services, but also other animals will be protected, thanks to the update of the Finn Law, which took its name from Finn, the police dog who was stabbed during a suspect tracking who entered into security force in June 2019. Animal rights advocates say the law is the right decision to protect animals, saying that harsher punishments will act as a stronger deterrent to potential animal abusers.
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