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Animal Welfare

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 147902, tabled on 2 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress his Department has made on bringing forward legislative proposals on animal sentience.

Answered on

8 February 2021

We have committed to bringing in new laws on animal sentience. Any necessary changes required to domestic legislation will be made in an effective and credible way and will be brought forward when parliamentary time allows.

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