The penalty for aggravated animal cruelty is imprisonment for a minimum of six months and a maximum of four years.

Furthermore, penalty fees are introduced for less serious violations, with a minimum of SEK 1,000 and a maximum of SEK 100,000.

- At present, more serious animal crimes are not very common, says Ann-Sofie Trossing.

The change in the law will take effect on 1 July this year.

In the clip, Ann-Sofie Trossing tells what the new law will mean.