Robert Buckland – 2021 Comments on the Pet Theft Taskforce

The comments made by Robert Buckland, the Lord Chancellor, on 8 May 2021.

We are a nation of animal lovers and many of us have sought the companionship of pets during the pandemic, which makes the reported spike in thefts especially cruel and shocking to many people.

This taskforce will examine every option available to protect families from this appalling crime and make sure perpetrators feel the full force of the law.