The maximum sentence that can be given is 6 months – no wonder how appalling the crime against an animal. So good that Battersea dogs and cats home has taken up this issue. If you sign the petition it goes to your MP – I’m very glad to say that mine, Sarah Olney, got straight back to me to say that she has written to the relevant minister (Andrea Leadsom) and will be back with updates.
The argument that caring about animals means one doesn’t care enough about people has surely run its course. To put the argument at its simplest, if somebody is capable of kicking a puppy that doesn’t augur well for their treatment of human beings.