Petition appeal

Dog lover Kate Perry from Featherstone. Started an online petition for tougher sentencing against animal cruelty cases.'p7997a210
Dog lover Kate Perry from Featherstone. Started an online petition for tougher sentencing against animal cruelty cases.'p7997a210

DEDICATED campaigner Kate Perry wants the government to take tougher action on people who abuse animals.

Dog lover Miss Perry, 24, needs 100,000 signatures for her petition fighting for new animal welfare laws – including a life ban from owning pets for convicted animal abusers – to be debated in the House of Commons.

Currently, there is a maximum fine of £20,000 and a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment for animal cruelty.

Miss Perry, of Halton Street, Featherstone, said: “A fine just isn’t good enough and I’m afraid no amount of money can bring the animal back to life or take away the scars and memories it has been put through.

“Just because they can’t scream to tell us how much pain they’ve been through, doesn’t make it justifiable.

“We all live in this world together and we all have a voice, I can’t make a difference alone but can working as a team.”

Visit epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/29577UK to sign Miss Perry’s petition.