Council and Central Government need to work harder to stamp out animal cruelty, DUP Cllr and Upper Bann candidate Carla Lockhart has said.
Cllr Lockhart said, “Animal cruelty has been an issue on the doors whilst out on the election trail.
“It is utterly unacceptable behaviour and I believe every effort should be made by Council to tackle it, and ultimately eradicate it.
The frustration around animal cruelty is the perceived lenient sentencing. A slap on the wrists does not deter from reoffending or stop others getting involved in this barbaric activity.
“I have asked Council to work up an advertising campaign to raise awareness that Animal Cruelty is utterly unacceptable in the ABC Council area and the process people use if they suspect animal cruelty.”