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The United Kingdom has been making great strides towards promoting plant-based eating in recent years and have been leaders in the realm of animal rights, banning the use of wild animals in circuses and tirelessly fighting to end animal tests for cosmetics.

However, this November 20th, the UK was set back a few decades when the majority of their members of Parliament voted that animals would no longer be recognized as sentient beings. This is an enormous blow to animal rights, and something must be done NOW before animals are allowed to suffer under the law.

A petition on Care2 explains that after many years of fighting at the legislative levels, animal advocates succeeded in classifying animals as “sentient beings” under European law in 1997. This meant that animals were finally recognized under the law as living beings who could feel pain and experience emotions, and any laws, therefore, had to keep this in mind and not infringe on the welfare of animals.

But now that the United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union, this law will no longer apply to them, and this is an incredibly serious issue. Without this basic animal protection law in place, animals will then be allowed to suffer immensely, legally, and we must speak up NOW to stop this.

Please take a moment to sign the petition in support of the recognition of animals as sentient beings in the UK.

And please remember to share this with your network to help get the word out and increase support for this very important cause!
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119 comments on “Animals Are No Longer Recognized As ‘Sentient Beings’ in the UK — Act NOW to Help!”

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Joanna Grant
1 Months Ago

WHAT, has my home country gone mad Obviously trying to please someone for money Disgusting Henious Abhorrent A very backward step


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Aidan Cowan
1 Months Ago

That's not true .. please refer to Animal Welfare Act 2006. And ministerial statement issued this week.


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Nanci Katz
1 Months Ago

I believe this is where “vegan” was founded


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Suzanne Schreiber
1 Months Ago


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Denise Davis-Pitcock
1 Months Ago

Animals are more sentient than some humans!!


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Denise Davis-Pitcock
1 Months Ago

☹ horrible!!


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Sophie Tranchemontagne
1 Months Ago

wtf is WRONG WITH HUMANS???


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Elizabeth Miller Bentley
1 Months Ago

I keep saying, why look for intelligent life on other planets when we can't find it on earth


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Gail Darcy Carrington
1 Months Ago

Government again bought out by corporate interest.


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Nelly Dee
1 Months Ago

I thought we were meant to go forward. Why are we going backward? Why?


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