Sir Roger Gale MP: Cruelty to animals deserves to be met by full force of the law, in the Times, 13 December


Cruelty to animals deserves to be met by full force of the law

The environment secretary, Michael Gove has made a clear commitment to ensure that the principle of animal sentience is reflected in our laws and that this government will be a world leader in animal welfare protections. That commitment is in sharp contrast to the “fake news” storm that was whipped up by online political activists and the media recently.

Yesterday, the government took a major legislative step to deliver on that commitment as we set out plans to strengthen animal welfare laws and enshrine animal sentience in domestic UK law through the proposed Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill. I have been campaigning on animal welfare issues over thirty-four years in the House of Commons and this initiative is, in my experience, the most far-reaching taken by any minister under any government during that time.

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