UK law 'to recognise animal feelings'
Ministers are considering how to amend UK law to recognise animal sentience after Brexit, Michael Gove says.
The environment secretary also said leaving the EU would allow the UK to crack down on puppy smuggling and the live export of animals for slaughter.
Last week MPs voted not to incorporate part of an EU treaty recognising that animals could feel emotion and pain into the EU Withdrawal Bill.
This sparked protest petitions and a celebrity-backed social media campaign.
Reacting on Twitter, TV presenter Ben Fogle, who had been among those to criticise the government, said Mr Gove's... read more
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