Demand a better deal for animals

Earlier this year over 100,000 animal lovers called on the government to bring forward legislation which recognises animals as sentient beings and ensures their protection in UK law.

In spite of countless promises, the former Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Michael Gove, didn't bring forward vital legal protections which animals are set to lose after Brexit.

Unless government acts now, animal sentience will no longer be recognised in UK law after our departure from the EU. This will leave animals unprotected at a time of unprecedented change, as there will be no legally binding duty for animal welfare standards to be taken into consideration in future policy and legislation.

Credit: World Animal Protection