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'They Can't Feel Pain' - Get the Tories to Acknowledge Animal Sentience in Post-Brexit Law

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Today, the Conservative Party have shockingly announced that animals 'cannot experience pain, suffer, or feel emotions' - when discussing their plans regarding the EU Withdrawal Bill.

The majority of animal welfare legislation is attached to the EU, and the government has been tasked with adopting certain EU laws directly after March 2019, but has dismissed animal sentience - an absurd viewpoint that defies all scientific evidence or everyday logic.

A national outcry has already been raised over this revolting decision and the implications it may have. Not only is it morally repulsive, but this choice potentially allows for all animals (excluding pets) - to be exploited. This could see various inhumane practises, such as fox hunting, return in the coming years.

That is why I ask of you to sign this petition, so that the Tories understand that we, the people of this country, will not stand for such a perversion of the laws regarding animal rights, nor will we allow them to return the United Kingdom to the cruelty of the past by ignoring one of the most prevalent issues of our time.

Do not let the greed and foolishness of a few, defy everything our society has fought to acknowledge and protect.

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