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It is not “fake news” to call for animal sentience to be included in post-Brexit UK legislation

Who would have thought that “animal sentience” would cause a national political ripple? That’s exactly what has happened recently, as I described in a recent blog post.
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The Communications Revolution

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re in the middle of a revolution in communications - and here at VetHelpDirect we want your help to study it! So if you can spare 5 or 10 minutes, we'd love you to take our survey!   Why are we asking now?   Well, the options we have for communicating with friends, families, businesses and service providers are changing incredibly fast, and we just don't know how animal owners are using these new opportunities.
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The UK parliament vote has excluded “animal sentience”: why?

The EU Withdrawal Bill, which transposes all European law into UK law, was voted on by MPs last week, and there was one glaring omission: the recognition of animals as “sentient beings” was specifically removed, and the requirement for governments to pay “full regard” to their welfare is now absent.