Dog theft: Tories must act now and fast track new laws

Responding to the news that the Prime Minister is threatening tougher sentences for dog thieves and owners who abandon their pets, Tim Farron MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Rural Affairs, commented: “We welcome the news that the Prime Minister is promising tougher sentences for dog theft and neglect.

Tim Farron

“However, this is a problem now. Dog thefts are soaring and it’s all very well making promises if they’re not followed through. It took years for the Conservatives to toughen up sentences for animal cruelty.

“Liberal Democrats are calling for legislation on dog thefts to be fast-tracked. Action on dog thefts will have cross party support, and the Tories must act now.”

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