As BGS members might already bear in mind, as a part of the EU regulation repeal course of, MPs not too long ago narrowly voted to scrap the EU regulation recognising that animals can suppose, really feel, and endure ache. Scrapping this precept may clear the best way for weaker protections in animal welfare together with in testing labs, farming, slaughter and in relation to animal cruelty usually.
The surroundings minister, Michael Gove, has since sought to ‘make clear’ that the federal government will now take a look at ‘other ways’ to recognise animal sentience in UK regulation.
But this clearly isn’t the identical as the prevailing authorized safety, written down & enshrined in regulation and so we have to hold the stress up!
Members might want to contact their native MP in relation to this.
Alternatively there are a selection of petitions underway together with the next: