Getting Animal Sentience into Law

For many years I have championed the fight against animal cruelty and have signed countless Early Day Motions (EDMs) opposing practices and actions involving cruelty to animals.  I recognise that animals are sentient beings, just like us.

I was elected on a manifesto with a vision “where no animal is made to suffer unnecessary pain and degradation”, and that committed to recognising animals as sentient.

It is vital that recognition of animal sentience is enshrined in UK law. It saddened me that the Government chose not to recognise animal sentience in 2021 but at least it is now planning to do so.

I voted in favour of the Bill when it came to the Commons on the 18th January.