LAVA Response to the draft "Sentience" Bill
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:32 am
Following recent media coverage on the issue of animal "sentience", DEFRA have been running a consultation on a draft bill which would see the principle that animals are sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and pleasure, embedded in law. The changes would also see much stiffer penalties for animal cruelty in England and Wales. LAVA Council, on behalf of the membership, have submitted the response below.