BVA welcomes Labour Party’s renewed calls to enshrine animal sentience in law

Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2019
Source: 
BVA

We have welcomed the Labour Party’s renewed drive for animal sentience to be embedded in legislation.

As part of its 50-point Animal Welfare Manifesto for Government, Labour is urging the Government to embed the principle in law as quickly as possible, to impose a duty on the state to have due regard for animal welfare in developing and implementing all future policy.  It also calls on the Government to expand its definition of sentience to cover cephalopod and decapod crustaceans, to ensure that species such as lobsters and squid will also be protected in the new legislation.

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