Animal Welfare Act 2006

Michelle Thew, Cruelty Free International chief executive, added: “It is not good enough for the government to say that animal
Tougher sentences for animal abuse need to be implemented, charities say.
Less than 8% of animal abusers convicted under the Animal Welfare Act receive a prison sentence, the RSPCA has revealed. Of
Welfare charity received 149,604 complaints last year.
Reports of animal cruelty have increased by nearly 5% in a year, with the RSPCA receiving more than 400 complaints a day