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Calls For Tougher Laws To Deal With Dog Theft

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Fianna Fail TD wants dog theft to be treated as a more serious crime

New laws should be drafted to make it a more serious offence to steal a dog or other family pets.

That's according to Fianna Fáil TD James Browne who says he plans to draft new laws to give more legal status to dogs and other pets to ensure those who steal them are given tougher sentences.

He says pets are considered property and their theft is punished in the same way as if someone steals any non-living object, such as a mobile phone or a power tool.

His proposal follows gardaí warning about an increase in the number of dog thefts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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