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June 02, 2020 - Horsetalk.co.nz

Delay in Britain’s animal cruelty sentencing bill

Delay in Britain’s animal cruelty sentencing bill
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The second reading of Britain’s Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill in parliament has been pushed back from June 12 to September 11 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and international equine charity World Horse Welfare is urging supporters to keep pressure on the government.

The charity is asking its supporters to contact their MP to ask them what action they will take to ensure an increase in animal cruelty sentencing becomes law this year. “Together, we have a good chance of making this happen,” the charity said. It has also reported good news for Scotland, where the proposed Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill has moved to stage three of a three-step process before a Bill becomes law.

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