I HAVE written many times about the poor sentences given out for animal cruelty; 12 weeks at most in prison.

With animal cruelty on the increase, this is no deterrent. We need to increase the time spent in prison to years, not weeks.

Our fellow sentient beings deserve better.

If jail time is years instead of weeks for animal cruelty, maybe cruelty will start to drop.

D Fillingham, The Crossway, York