Supporting Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

I had the pleasure of visiting Battersea Dogs and Cats Home this week, a fantastic charity who lead the campaign to increase the sentences for those found guilty of cruelty to animals.

I have worked closely with Battersea to campaign for tougher sentencing for animal cruelty and was thrilled when the recent decision was taken by Michael Gove to consult on an increase in maximum sentencing from 6 months to 5 years. As an animal lover I am passionate about protecting all animals, whether domestic pets, wild animals or farm reared and it was a pleasure to celebrate with Battersea the proposed toughening of sentencing laws.