TOUGH ANIMAL CRUELTY PENALTIES UNLEASHED
Member for Albury Justin Clancy has welcomed the NSW Government’s actions against those who harm animals by increasing its penalties for animal cruelty.
The changes would see an up-to eight-fold increase to current penalties under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
Mr Clancy says there's not much more of a despicable act than harming, neglecting or interfering with our beloved animals.
“Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has announced that the NSW Government is set to dramatically ramp up punishments for animal cruelty offenders, and this is something I welcome.
“We know that most people in the region, and right across the State, do the right thing and look after their animals, but unfortunately there are some who don’t.
“Once passed, these laws will be the toughest set of penalties in the country.”
“Anyone caught doing the wrong thing will now face dramatically increased financial penalties and gaol time.”