Every mammal, amphibian, bird, fish, reptile and arthropod have the right to live in accordance with the 5 Freedoms. Abiding by these ensure health, safety and good mental & physical wellbeing.
In compliance with the Animal Welfare Act 2006, every human in authority over animals must make certain that the welfare of animals are met.
The 5 Freedoms:
- Freedom from hunger and thirst
- Freedom from discomfort
- Freedom from pain, injury and disease
- Freedom to express normal behaviour
- Freedom from fear and distress
If a person is found not to be making adequate preparation to fulfill these needs or is presenting acts of cruelty and neglect, then the person could face a prison sentence, up to a £20,000 fine or be permently prohibited from possession of all animals.
I would like to ask you all to email your local MP so the law can be changed to a minimum of a 5 year prison sentence if cruelty and neglect has taken place. The #notfunny campaign which is being run by Battersea Cats and Dogs Home needs your support. So please do go onto the website and become a voice for those poor animals who can’t talk themselves.