LONDON - APRIL 04:  Dog owner, Georgia Graham, runs in Battersea Park with her five month old Labrador, Bertie, on April 4, 2007 in London, Enlgand. New laws introduced this week in the Animal Welfare Act will make people legally liable for the basic welfare of their pets and includes harsher fines of up to 20,000 pounds and jail terms of up to a year for cruelty.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)