Redcar dog attack is 'abhorrent act of cruelty'

Responding to the news that a dog has been found buried alive, in Kirkleatham Woods, with a nail in its head, Redcar MP Anna Turley said:

"This abhorrent act of cruelty is sickening. That someone would even consider, let alone inflict, such brutality on a defenceless animal is beyond belief.

"I hope the perpetrators of this crime are caught and receive the punishment they deserve.

"We saw with the case of Baby the bulldog and the horrific treatment of her by the Frankish brothers that the sentencing for animal cruelty cases does not reflect the severity of the crime. It is not a deterrent to individuals committing awful crimes like this against animals.

"This is why I have secured a Private Members Bill in Parliament to toughen up animal cruelty sentencing. We need action to put an end to cases like this."

The Animal Cruelty (Sentencing) Bill was presented to Parliament by Anna on Monday 4th July 2016 and is due to have its second reading debate on Friday 24th February 2017.

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  • commented 2017-02-28 10:34:52 +0000
    I wish to add my support to your campaign for tougher sentencing for these offenders. Defenseless animals need protection from the mindless and cruel acts of these revolting “humans” I put inverted commas around the word human as I do not believe they warrant being put in the same class as many decent people. Not only raise the jail term but ensure it is enforced every time – deter others from this abhorrent crime.