Today in the House of Commons, West Dorset MP Chris Loder spoke during the Committee stage of his Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill.
Following the proceedings he said:
"Today, in the House of Commons, we are one step closer to increasing tenfold the maximum custodial penalty for those who abuse animals. The UK has some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world, but in terms of penalties we are currently amongst the lowest. I am so pleased that this Bill is making progress today, sending a clear signal to potential offenders that there is no place for animal cruelty in this country."
Listen-in again to the Committee of the House of Commons via the recording at Parliament Live
For more information on Chris Loder's Private Members' Bill on animal welfare, visit: www.chrisloder.co.uk/animalwelfare
[Video kindly produced by the Conservative Environment Network] https://www.cen.uk.com/