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2:58pm 30th April 2013

29 people have been convicted of animal cruelty in Cornwall over the last year.

The RSCPA has revealed that includes the owner of a starving dog found scavenging in a garden days before Christmas.

Among the cases dealt with by the charity in the Duchy; four spaniels living in squalid conditions with fleas, sores and tumours.

Only one survived.

Spokesman David Bowles wants to see stiffer sentences: "People may be cutting back on things like veterinary fees or even, in some of the cases that we looked at, not giving the animal proper food and water. Also, I think we've got a throw away society. It's far too easy for people now to get an animal, even on the same day through the internet or another mechanism.

"We think that the level of sentencing available to judges and magistrates at the moment is too low. We would like to see it doubled because that would give a very strong message to people that are thinking about going out and being gratuitously violent to animals that if they're caught, the punishment could be very severe."

2:58pm 30th April 2013

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