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Animal Welfare

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 912198, tabled on 25 July 2019

If he will bring forward legislative proposals to recognise animal sentience.

Answered on

25 July 2019

There has never been any question that this Government’s policies on animal welfare are driven by the fact that animals are sentient beings. However, the Government has been very clear that we will make any necessary changes required to UK law in a rigorous and comprehensive way to ensure animal sentience is recognised after we leave the EU.

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