The maximum penalty for cruel crimes against animals in Queensland will triple, Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh, announced recently.
Animal Rights activists have praised this move. Meanwhile, many say Victorian animal cruelty laws do not go far enough in deterring violent behaviour towards animals.
The maximum penalty for animal cruelty in Victoria is two years imprisonment, and/or a $24, 000 fine.
I spoke with Director of Australian Teens Against Animal Cruelty (ATAAC), Elizabeth Anile, and Victorian Greens MP, Sue Pennicuik, about why animal cruelty laws need to be tougher.
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