The RSPCA in Tasmania has signalled a more proactive approach to animal welfare.
The organisation has put its hand up for a seat on the state government’s Sentencing Advisory Council, after the Attorney-General Lara Giddings called for expressions of interest from community groups.
RSPCA interim chief executive Angela Ayling says not even the worst animal abusers in Tasmania receive a prison sentence.
“The real issue for us is that not only are the animals being cruelly treated and continue to be at risk by people who are not given appropriate sentences,” she said.
“There’s also a very strong connection between people who commit acts of cruelty towards animals and go on to perpetuate crimes against humans.”
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