Animal welfare: Theresa May promises to improve standards



Theresa May has promised to "maintain and improve" animal welfare standards in the UK after Brexit.
MPs voted this week not to write part of an EU treaty recognising animals as "sentient beings" that feel emotion and pain into the EU Withdrawal Bill.
But speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, Mrs May said the Animal Welfare Act 2006 protected animals.
She said more action was being taken on animal welfare, such as plans for tougher sentences for animal cruelty.
She also highlighted government proposals to introduce mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses, ban micro beads and... read more

 
22 November 2017 in Politics, Views: 60
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