Ensure Recording of Wildlife Crime in England and Wales
- The Petition
- 733 Comments
What is the problem?
Right now, when someone reports wildlife crime, it is recorded as miscellaneous within the crime reporting systems.
Badger baiting, fox hunting, hare coursing, are all examples of what the Home Office consider to be miscellaneous.
What does this mean for animals? It means that when wildlife crime is logged, it is lumped into a whole range of other criminal offences. It means that wildlife crime and animal cruelty offences cannot be accurately tracked and the true scale of the problem remains hidden.
What can we do about it?
We are asking the Home Office to reconsider the way police forces are recording wildlife crime.
We want wildlife crime to be accurately monitored and the true scale of the problem to be revealed.
We want proper data of wildlife crime offences to be able to highlight areas of improvement and encourage police authorities to deploy adequate resources.
What you can do about it?
Join us in asking the Home Office to do the right thing by making sure that wildlife crime offences are valued, wildlife are protected, and criminals are brought to justice.
Add your name today.