Support Stronger Animal Welfare Laws

Target: Theresa May, Prime Minster of the United Kingdom

Goal: Protect companion animals and livestock from abuse with steeper penalties against those who cause them harm.

Currently, those who commit animal abuse in the United Kingdom face a maximum penalty of six months in jail, even in some of the most shocking cases of cruelty or neglect. In response to calls from judges and the public, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove has introduced a proposal that would raise the maximum penalty to five years, making animal abuse an offense more in line with other serious crimes. These new proposed laws must be supported in Parliament so they can be implemented as soon as possible.

As it stands, even with shockingly low maximum penalties for abuse, very few convicted animal abusers ever see jail time in the United Kingdom, as seen in the 2013 case where two brothers were found guilty of headbutting, tossing and crushing their pet bulldog, Baby, and photographing their heinous acts for social media. In this case, neither brother received the six month maximum penalty in spite of the unthinkable cruelty they inflicted on this innocent animal and demands from the public for harsher punishment.

We know that cruelty to animals is often an early warning sign of other forms of violence and abuse, such as domestic violence and murder. It is vital that tougher penalties be adopted for animal abusers in the United Kingdom. Sign this petition to demand that the prime minister send her support for ensuring this proposal becomes law.


Dear Prime Minister May,

The United Kingdom’s animal welfare laws are far too lenient and must be reformed to deter some of the most shocking forms of animal abuse committed against pets and livestock. In too many cases, those responsible for heinous acts against innocent creatures escape with less than the already lenient maximum sentencing of six months, and this issue must be addressed.

Those who commit violence and harm against animals often go on to commit serious crimes against other people. In making sure that those who abuse or neglect animals are appropriately punished, the United Kingdom will be making great strides toward becoming a safer and more compassionate nation as a whole. We urge you to show your support for these proposed laws and to help ensure they are passed in Parliament as soon as possible.


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  1. Bev Woodburn says:

    If this bitch Theresa May, Prime Minster of the United Kingdom
    had her own way she would have reintroduce the brutal and torturous deaths of helpless and defenceless baby foxes just for her pleasure and her cronies torturing and murdering such defenceless and innocent sentient beings.

    This bitch didn’t get this Bill through due to all the animal lovers who signed Petitions and fought to stop this sadism and evilness.

    So I pray these stricter Animal Protection Laws are introduced and the psychopathic deranged animal torturing monsters are jailed for more than 5 years or better still kill the fucks.

  2. The Animal welfare laws are absolutely PATHETIC!! We need STRICT LAWS and VERY HARSH PUNISHMENT for all animal abusers to act as a deterrent. Politicians are f******g useless!!!!!

  3. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    ABSO freaking LUTELY❗️?
    Signed & shared ?

  4. I think that if someone displays their cruelty on social media, that their punishment should be doubled or tripled so as to discourage others from doing the same thing for attention.

  5. Erzsebet Osz says:


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