We very recently contacted the UK government about the issue of ‘animal sentience’ once the UK leaves the EU – which we hope will be very son at the end of March 29019.
Here below is a written reply that we have had on this; and we are very satisfied to see that the UK government has pledged “the sentience of animals will continue to be recognised and protections strengthened when we leave the EU”
We have always said that once we can get away from the un-enforced welfare regulations of the EU; the UK will improve animal welfare legislation due to the demands of the British public. The letter really confirms this by talking of ‘protections strengthened when we leave the EU’.
Here is a copy of the formal response sent by the government.