Sick animal abusers will be banned for life from owning pets after two-year campaign by activist MP revealed none were EVER stopped from doing it again
- Abusers charged with serious animal cruelty will be banned from owning pets
- NSW first state to implement lifetime ban on abusers from being around animals
- Zoo owner jailed for stabbing and hanging dog allowed to work with animals
Pet owners convicted of serious cruelty such as bestiality will be banned from ever owning or working with animals.
NSW is the first state to implement such a lifetime ban after a two-year campaign by state Animal Justice Party MP Emma Hurst.
‘Shockingly, no one has ever been banned from animal guardianship or working with animals after a successful conviction of serious animal cruelty or bestiality in NSW,’ she said.
Abusers charged with serious animal cruelty offences such as bestiality will be banned from owning pets (Stock)
‘We have witnessed some chilling cases over the past two years where animal abusers have been allowed to continue to breed animals, work alongside animals and even buy animals after their convictions.
‘Now those found guilty will automatically be prohibited from having animals in their care or working with animals for life.’
In one instance, the owner of a Sydney petting zoo who went to jail for for stabbing a dog with a pitchfork six times before hanging it on a tree to die was allowed to continue to work with animals.
Other abusers have been convicted of killing kangaroos with a knife, and firing arrows into a puppy.
‘Sadly nobody convicted of these acts have been banned from working with, or having animals in their care, which means animals still remain at risk to these perpetrators today,’ Ms Hurst said.
Animal Justice Party MP Emma Hurst (pictured) has campaigned to ban serious animal abusers from being allowed to own or work with pets