Oak Tree Animals’ Charity Delighted Animal Rights Bill Passes
A CHARITY has spoken out in favor of the passage of a new parliamentary bill which recognizes that animals have feelings.
Called the Animal Sentience Bill, it cleared its final hurdle in Parliament and is set to become law.
The formation of a new Animal Sensitivity Committee will review policies ensuring that animal sensibilities are fully taken into account and therefore, according to Oak Tree Animals’ Charity in Wetheral, improving animal welfare and animal life in the Kingdom -United.
Caroline Johnson, Managing Director of Oak Tree, explains: “As a nation of animal lovers, we celebrated the publication of the Government’s Animal Welfare Action Plan in 2021 and we are delighted to see that these commitments begin to be fulfilled with the passing of the Animal Welfare (Sensitivity) Act 2022.”
As anyone who lives with a pet knows, animals have feelings and an immense capacity to feel emotions.
“Therefore, we are delighted that this is finally recognized in legislation.
“This is the important first step which is essential in order to be able to ensure that the welfare and needs of animals in the UK are fully considered in all our government policies and that we can now protect the welfare of our animals and improve their lives.
“This is a key moment for animal welfare legislation in the UK after the Action Plan was published last year and the Oak Tree team remains committed to fully engaging in the consultations to improve the lives of animals in our region.”
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