The UK is hoping to pass an animal sentience bill after leaving the EU. But they avoid defining 'sentience' and limit 'animal' to nonhuman vertebrates.
Lack of sense about sentience and statistics
Two recent events have inspired a slew of bad reporting in the UK about animal research. The first was a vote in Parliament rejecting a call to describe animals as sentient into British law. The second was the publication of the Northern Irish statistics. On 15th November, Parliament voted down an amendment to the European … Continue reading Lack of sense about sentience and statistics