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14 May 2021

The devil is in the detail: A less than warm reception from our legal team to the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill

By A-law’s Senior Policy Team Whilst we acknowledge the symbolic importance of recognising animal sentience in law, the real importance of this legislation (which is intended to replace Article 13, Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union) is in how to discharge the duty to take into account the welfare needs of animals as sentient beings when formulating and implementing Government policy. We welcome that legislation will recognise the need to consider animal welfare as part of policymaking across […]