LNP welcomes long overdue crackdown on animal cruelty

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A campaign by the LNP to crack down on callous owners leaving pets locked in hot cars has paid off with the Palaszczuk Labor Government finally listening to the community’s concerns.

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said the LNP had been fighting for 18 months for Labor to do more to help vulnerable pets locked in cars.

“It was a long campaign but I am glad the Labor government has finally listened,” Ms Frecklington said.

“The LNP vowed to make it a specific offence to leave a dog trapped in a hot car, making it easier to take the culprits to court.

“I called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to join the LNP in toughening up our laws and I’m glad to see action.

“While Labor’s laws don’t go as far as we would have liked, it is a start.

“Under the LNP, we would have a maximum penalty of a $250,000 fine or three years’ jail compared to Labor’s $40,000 fine or one years’ jail.

“The LNP is also backing tougher laws for dog baiting, with increased penalties that align with animal cruelty offences.

“There is an animal cruelty crisis in Queensland and it’s time to get tough on offenders.

“It’s high time people who are cruel to animals answer for their actions.”

 
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Deb Frecklington : Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of Queensland
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