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Pet Theft Awareness

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IMPORTANT. Have you signed the Pet Theft Petition?

Created by Dr Daniel Allen

Deadline 8 August 2018

The purpose of this petition is to reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right.

Review the sentencing guidelines for theft offences, so that where the theft of a family pet is involved, monetary value is irrelevant for the categorisation of the crime for sentencing purposes.

Ensure Police Forces are given appropriate guidance and training to record and investigate cases.

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More than 60 dogs are stolen every week in England and Wales. Less than 5% of cases lead to convictions.

Pet theft is currently seen as no different to the theft of an inanimate object - despite pets being sentient beings. The theft of pets is generally categorised as robbery or burglary, but lead to minimal sentences. Enforcement of existing laws do not currently act as a deterrent or fit the crime itself.

For more information, please see: SAMPA: the Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance

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Write to your MP

Write to your local MP asking for support in the ‘Reclassification of pet theft, tougher sentencing to act as a deterrent and the sentencing council to not just consider the monetary value of an irreplaceable family pet’

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