He said Britain is dedicating the ability of vertebrates to be affectionate, “all animals with a spinal cord.” George Austes Environment Minister with the Sunday Times.
The new legislation Second. Queen Elizabeth It announced Tuesday in its traditional government statement, MTI Books.
The law will confirm that animals are also aware of their feelings and emotions, and are able to feel joy, joy, suffering and pain. The minister says Britain wants to be a world leader in animal rights and that the Vertebrate Act is one of the pillars of that strategy.
Other bills prohibit the import of hunting trophies, the export of live animals, and the raising of primates as pets. As part of its animal welfare strategy, the government wants to ban imports of fur and the use of microchips in domestic cats. They also want to end the carbon dioxide gassing of pigs.
According to Eustice, all of this sends an important signal to the world.
Many changes, including a ban on the export of live animals, became possible only after Britain left the European Union.
– The minister said confirming that Boris Johnson First Prime Minister to make animal welfare a part of government policy.
Opponents of the plans say Johnson is just his fiancée, Carrie Symonds It means animal rights because of its personal opinions. However, according to the environment minister, the prime minister and himself are as enthusiastic about the issue as Symonds, the former Tory spokesman.