TOP 09 proposing tougher punishment for animal cruelty


The opposition TOP 09 party is proposing tougher punishment for cruelty against animals. Party leader Jiří Pospísil told reporters the respective amendment was ready and the party would seek support for it across the political spectrum.

The move comes in response to reports of a growing number of illegal breeding houses where dogs are kept in atrocious conditions. The media have also recently carried shocking cases of cruelty against dogs perpetrated by individual owners.

The Pirates and the Mayors and Independents Party have reportedly promised to support the bill.