Police Dog Handler, Dave Wardell, joins Anna to chat about big news from Parliament that the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill is now in the House of Lords. As a massive move towards appropriate sentencing for all animal cruelty and neglect cases, we discuss how this would be policed and why its so needed changing sentencing from a maximum of six months to a five year sentence is about time for a nation of animal lovers. Dave and his police dog, Finn, have campaigned tirelessly for just sentencing after suffering the injustice of a criminal attack on Finn in the line of duty. This led to #FinnsLaw protecting service animals from unjust sentencing. In Finn’s case this criminal merely received a four month sentence for taking Finn to the brink of death. The next stage is to get #FinnsLawPart2 passed in the House of Lords.
Contact the House of Lords to encourage passage of Finn's Law 2
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Produced by Mike Hanson for Pod People Productions
Music by Mike Hanson
Cover photo by Rhian Ap Gruffydd
Art work by Jaijo
Pod People Productions is a part of Thelonious Punk Productions Ltd.
What is A Dog's Life with Anna Webb?
They’re companions, guardians, and much much more – they complete us. And they just might save us from ourselves.
Anna Webb explores all levels of modern dog ownership and brings to life why every dog is extraordinary.
She speaks to scientists and experts - people who have and are changing our understanding of dogs - on everything from emotional intelligence to nutrition to behaviour, delving deep into subjects like homeopathy, telepathic communication and the pet food scandal.
It's thought provoking, alternative, and not a little subversive.
Cover photo by @Gruffpawtraits