Stricter laws – up to two years for animal cruelty

An Austrian citizens ‘initiative demands higher penalty for animal cruelty. The ministry of justice is currently revising the penal code, which has not been changed since 1975. At the moment the highest sentence for animal cruelty is 1 year jail time. The animal protection NGOs are asking for a revision of the sentence of up to two year, and the necessary distinction between deliberate cruelty and negligence. (austrian)

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