The new piece of legislation will allow law enforcement to prosecute people carrying out acts of cruelty against animals. Anyone who breaks the law will face a hefty fine and a jail sentence of up to 7 years.
An upcoming U.K. reality television show is asking families to adopt animals typically raised for meat as pets for a period of three weeks, before being faced with the choice of either becoming vegetarian or having the animal slaughtered and then cooked and eaten.
#ClearTheShelters is trending on social media, with pet-loving users and pet shelters tweeting to encourage others to adopt an animal. The goal of the event is to find homes for as many animals as possible.