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LAVA Response to the draft "Sentience" Bill

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:32 am
by PLF
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.

LAVA response re sentience_final_30 01 18.docx
Response from the Laboratory Animals Veterinary Association to DEFRA consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill
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