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RSPCA Highlights Areas with Highest Animal Cruelty Figures

26 June 2014

UK - The RSPCA has revealed new figures which show that the highest numbers of people convicted for animal cruelty live in the North - with Yorkshire and the North East taking half of the top 10 positions and Greater Manchester coming in 8th position.

The other cruellest counties include Kent, Essex and the West Midlands. These 10 make up more than half of the national total of people convicted in 2013 - 746 of 1,371.

These counties saw some of the worst examples of cruelty, which ThePetSite has declined to include, due to their upsetting nature.

But at the other end of the league table, 10 counties emerged as the kindest, with the fewest people prosecuted for animal cruelty. The majority of these were in the South West and West of England, as well as East and West Sussex.

They accounted for just 61 of the total people convicted. And whilst there were incidents of horrific cruelty in these counties, there were also moments of hope for animals.

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You can view the full RSPCA report by clicking here.

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