Tougher sentencing for cruelty

In Scotland, you’ve more chance of going to jail if you shoplift than if you torture an animal.

Domestic violence, child abuse, cruelty... Animal abusers are a danger to our communities.


The justice system and politicians are soft on these predators.

We’re campaigning for this to change.


Contact your MSPs here and ask them to support Scotland for Animals initial 5 point plan;


  • All animals, including invertebrates, to be protected by law

  • A maximum life sentence/ unlimited fine for animal cruelty

  • The creation of a dedicated Police Scotland unit to investigate animal cruelty and enforce legislation

  • The creation of a register for those convicted of cruelty

  • Statutory requirement for a multi-agency approach for reporting, investigation and intervention



Animal cruelty’s a crime against society. Let’s make our communities safe for everyone.