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Animal cruelty complaints up in Cumbria

There has been a rise in animal cruelty complaints. Photo:

The number of animal cruelty complaints investigated by the RSPCA in Cumbria has increased - for the second year in a row.

But the number of convictions for animal cruelty decreased in 2014.

216
Direct animal cruelty complaints in 2014
211
Direct animal cruelty complaints in 2013
20
Animal cruelty convictions in 2014
27
Animal cruelty convictions in 2013