Increase Fines and Gaol Time for Illegal Dog Fighting In Australia
Please sign this petition in the support of increasing the Fines and Gaol time in regards to anything related to Illegal Dog Fighting in Australia. At present in NSW, under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 2000, the maximum fine for anyone using, managing, controlling or authorising a place, or receiving money for the admission of another person to a place, which is used for the purpose of causing an animal to fight, is $5500 and/or imprisonment for up to six months in the case of an individual or $27,500 for a corporation. The maximum fine for anyone who causes, procures, permits, encourages or incites a fight where one or more animals are pitted against another animal(s), whether of the same species or not, is $5500 and/or imprisonment for up to six months in the case of an individual and $27,500 for a corporation. If, as a result of a fight, a dog is killed, deformed or seriously disabled or if the animal is so severely injured or diseased or in such a physical condition that it was cruel to be kept alive, an offence of aggravated cruelty may have been committed for which the maximum penalties are $22,000 and/or two years imprisonment for individuals and $110,000 for corporations. This is NOT good enough! Some dogs can win up to $10,000 or even more in a fight which criminals will risk however if we can increase these fines and gaol time maybe some people may think twice about getting involved. Dog fighting is an underground ring which is generally associated with those dealing in drugs and firearms so they are people not to get involved with. Be careful but be alert of your animals and anything you find unusual should be reported to the police!