Pet thefts have risen 250% during the pandemic. Under the current law, pets are treated as property, with no distinction between a family’s beloved dog and a stolen bike.
This year the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner candidate spent over £500 on Facebook ads saying he supported changing this law. Yet last week Fay Jones and her fellow Conservative MPs blocked plans for bigger fines and tougher sentences to deter criminals from targeting family pets.
Add your name to the petition to support introducing a specific offence with tougher sentences to deter criminals from pet theft.