Ministers told to toughen pet theft laws to end ‘light touch sentences’

Ministers have been urged to toughen laws around pet theft to end “light touch sentences”. Tory Ross Thomson told MPs that under current legislation dogs were treated the same as a “mobile phone or TV” and if stolen courts could merely give “a slap on the wrist”. Mr Thomson, proposing his Pets (Theft) Bill, argued […]

Update from HQ

Wow what a roller coaster day yesterday going from despair to elation …From learning the debate did not go in favour of a change in the re classification of dog theft…to learning a member put forward the proposed bill in the chamber and was voted through …everyone said yea no one said nay! so roll […]