VICAR Dear Readers, I wish You all a blessed and peaceful Sunday. I hope the sun breaks through wherever You are and that You get to spend some time outside at this beautiful time of year. I have watched on with admiration at Country Squire Magazine’s Dog Theft Awareness Campaign. I have seen with my own eyes how traumatised victims of this crime become. I … Continue reading Prayer for a Lost Pet
CSM EDITORIAL When you go back through British history, it’s all too often the Labour Party that has watered down a perfectly sensible law and replaced it with a rotten one that is not fit for purpose. From the 1700s, dog theft was classed as a specific crime until the Theft Act 1968 when, under Harold Wilson’s Labour Government, the dog was relegated to chattel. … Continue reading What Next For Dog Theft Punishment?
BY ALEXIA JAMES Tomorrow is an important day for the Anti Dog Theft campaign currently pressurising Westminster. Country Squire Magazine has been a massive supporter of this campaign and, to bring down numbers, wants to see perpetrators of dog theft face bigger penalties for their crimes. We are all hoping that the MPs involved are not using the issue of dog theft as some bandwagon. If … Continue reading Dog Theft’s Double Tragedy
CSM DOG THEFT CAMPAIGN Dear Lord Chancellor, The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Dog & Pet Theft During the time of the Coalition Government a petition calling for tougher penalties for dog and pet thieves received tens of thousands of signatures. The petition called for stronger and tougher pet theft legislation to increase the punishment to those involved in the theft of a dog, cat, … Continue reading Dog Theft: An Open Letter to Liz Truss
BY JANET SMITH I pulled out the Christmas stockings from the attic last night to give them a good dust off. I took them down into the lounge to place them beside the fire in readiness for Christmas Eve. Even though my husband is 46 now, he still enjoys getting a stocking and our children 14, 12 and 9 also enjoy the experience, so I hang one … Continue reading One Empty Stocking
BY CHARLES GUTHRIE Right now in the British Countryside, as well as elsewhere in the British Isles, human beings are dying from broken hearts because of the loss of their dogs to dog thieves. This is not a joke. People are actually dying. They are getting sick. Some poor souls go so far as to commit suicide because they feel such overwhelming guilt for the … Continue reading Time to Stop Dog Theft