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RSPCA cruelty figures

The lates figures from the RSPCA show there has been a rise in the number of animal cruelty cases in our region over the last year.

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Video: Region's "animal cruelty crisis"

The shocking scale of animal cruelty in our region is laid bare today with a new report showing convictions for cruelty and neglect have increased by almost a fifth in just one year.

The RSPCA says there's a growing "animal cruelty crisis." In fact across the country, the national picture is even worse, the number of people being successfully prosecuted has risen by a third. Jon Hill reports.

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