Government must make good on its commitment to embed animal sentience in law pre-Brexit

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The BVA has responded to the government’s update following a consultation on the Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill.

The announcement centred on a pledge to introduce tougher sentences for animal cruelty, with those who commit the most serious offences facing up to five years in prison compared to the current six-month maximum.

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