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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 25th July 2019.

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Photo of Mary Glindon Mary Glindon Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Farming and Rural Communities)

If he will bring forward legislative proposals to recognise animal sentience.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

There has never been any question that this Government’s policies on animal welfare are driven by the fact that animals are sentient beings. However, the Government has been very clear that we will make any necessary changes required to UK law in a rigorous and comprehensive way to ensure animal sentience is recognised after we leave the EU.

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