Increased animal cruelty penalties and new legal protections for service animals to be introduced.
MSPs have supported increased penalties for the worst types of animal cruelty and ‘Finn’s law’, which gives new legal protections for service animals such as police dogs and horses.
The Animals and Wildlife Bill will increase the maximum penalty for the most serious animal and wildlife crimes to five years imprisonment and an unlimited fine, after passing its final stage in Parliament.
And Finn’s law removes a legal defence of self-defence for attacks on service animals in the course of their duties.
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