A bill has recently been passed into the parliament that calls for stricter action against all those involved in the acts of animal cruelty.
The parliament officially passed the animal welfare bill after recent news surrounding Finn’s law campaign, which brought to light some of the major heinous crimes conducted against innocent animals.
But what does this new law mean is a question on so many people’s minds.
According to the latest media reports, the new bill calls for tougher or stricter punishments against those who are termed guilty of wrongful acts against animals. The new law has now become a part of the Royal Assent, which means it is absolutely official.
The news was recently announced via Twitter by Tory MP Chris Loder. He is famous as the representative of the West Dorset region, who excitedly wrote, “My Animal Welfare Sentencing Bill has completed the rounds of the Parliament’s stages in both of the houses.”
Therefore, he also spoke about how the new bill is making its way to the Queen of England for the Royal Assent proclamation. And that meant that there was only one day separating his dreams from reality in terms of animal protection.
According to the new law, the maximal penalty, for all those who receive the ‘guilty as charged label’, will entail up to six months in prison in the UK with a fine that estimates to about an unlimited value. Harsher punishments could reportedly go up to 5 years of imprisonment too.
As it is, the topic of animal cruelty is a rather devolved matter for several people. Moreover, reports claim that both the Scottish as well as the Northern Irish parliaments have reserved their own customized punishments in regards to animal cruelty.
The bill is also better known as the Finn’s Law, which was actually spearheaded by the man himself, Dave Wardell alongside his best pal and an adorable pup named Finn. They are both members of the Thin Blue Paw Foundation too, which is actually a charity that supports families that adopt police dogs that become retired from the force.