Great Britain’s Michael Gove has admitted that animals can feel pain and “enshrined” that into law, according to all major UK news vehicles.
Gove, the UK’s environment secretary, has been widely photographed with a white fluffy dog in his arms.
This happened because animal rights advocates got a whiff that British Parliament was getting ready to jettison a European Union law that recognizes animal sentience.
Admittedly, the European Union law is foundational for preventing animal cruelty, but it does almost nothing to protect wild animals from loss of habitat.
Nevertheless, animal rights champions should support the new bill while continuing to ask for more stringent protections of animals.
What you can do
Read the bill here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/666576/draft-animal-welfare-bill-171212.pdf
Write to the team who are taking public comment on this issue. Here is the snail mail address:
Animal Welfare Team, Area 5B, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR
If you live in the UK, please take this survey to support the Animal Welfare Bill: 2018:https://consult.defra.gov.uk/animal-health-and-welfare/consultation-on-the-animal-welfare-bill/
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