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Re: Make pet theft crime a specific offence with custodial sentences
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 12:23:09 PM »
I got the same email although I’m a bit confused as whether this refers to the previous petition, closed due to the 2019 election, or the current petition which hasn’t closed yet :-:.

The discussion between Tom Hunt MP and Dr Daniel Allen, who started the  petitions, plus other campaigners is worth a watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOKQOIPVIpM

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Re: Make pet theft crime a specific offence with custodial sentences
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 09:21:10 AM »
This arrived today

 "Dear Lyn,

You recently signed the petition “Make pet theft crime a specific offence with custodial sentences.”:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300071

MPs on Parliament’s Petitions Committee have expressed disappointment at the Government’s response to their call to make pet theft a specific criminal offence, following a virtual discussion with petitioners.

Responding to a letter from Committee Chair Catherine McKinnell MP and Committee member Tom Hunt MP, which urged Ministers to ensure that sentencing options available to courts acted as a real deterrent for those who commit pet theft crimes, the Secretary of State for Justice stated he was satisfied that current laws cover the crime of pet theft.

Read the full letter here: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/2185/documents/20152/default/

Read the reaction from Catherine McKinnell and Tom Hunt and find out more about the Committee’s work on this issue here: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/326/petitions-committee/news/147626/petitions-committee-disappointed-at-governments-inaction-on-spiralling-pet-theft/

Thanks,
The Petitions team
UK Government and Parliament"

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Re: Make pet theft crime a specific offence with custodial sentences
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 14:00:38 PM »
Signed Sam.  My sister's Lakeland Terrier has been targeted twice, and my stepdaughters JR once - thankfully no attempt was successful, but it's an appalling crime, and so often the pets taken end up abused, injured and/or neglected. 

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Make pet theft crime a specific offence with custodial sentences
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 10:30:28 AM »
PLEASE SIGN: On the 4th September 2020 the third Petition that has been instigated to help get a Specific Law in the UK for Pet Theft will close.

The two previous Petitions gained the 100,000 signatures but due to lack of debating time in Parliament because of Brexit and a change of Government they did not progress. IF YOU SIGNED THOSE TWO PREVIOUS PETITIONS YOU NEED TO SIGN THIS ONE HERE: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300071

As at 7.30am 29th July 2020 61,585 of you have signed. THERE IS ONLY 37 DAYS LEFT. PEOPLE HAVE WORKED INCREDIBLY HARD OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS ON BEHALF OF U.K. PET OWNERS PLEASE DON’T LET THEM DOWN

PET THEFT DEVASTATES LIVES HUNDREDS EVERY WEEK DO YOUR BIT TO HELP THESE PEOPLE AND THEIR PETS DON’T LET THE THIEVES GET AWAY WITH IT ANY MORE PLEASE YOUR SIGNATURE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

‼️‼️TWO PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 13 YEARS CAN SIGN UNDER THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS ‼️‼️
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