Animal abusers 'need to be on radar', says MP Stephen Kinnock

A register of animal abusers could help prevent offenders going on to commit violent crimes against people, Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock says.

He backed calls by the RSPCA for a log of those convicted and disqualified from keeping animals.

The charity said 11 people were prosecuted for breaching a ban in the last three years - and they believe the figure could be higher.

The UK government said it feared a public register could help vigilantism.

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