To get the government to incorporate animal sentience into post-Brexit UK law

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We, the undersigned, call on the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to reverse the Post Brexit law which has declined to allow animals the right as sentient beings. 

By current European law, animals are recognised as sentient beings, acknowledging their ability to feel pain, suffer and also experience joy. The law says that as animals are sentient beings, full regard must be given to their welfare when creating new legislation or regulations.

The EU Withdrawal Bill, which moves all European law into UK law once we leave the EU, has left out this important protection for animals. It is completely absent; both the recognition of animals as sentient beings, and the requirement for governments to pay “full regard” to their welfare.

As an animal lover, and an owner of two dogs, to suggest that animals can’t feel emotions or pain is absurd.

We need the government to reverse this decision and allow animals to be treated as sentient beings. 

 



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