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RSPCA praises Sentience Bill, calls for ‘meaningful’ committee

The new bill includes the creation of the Sentience Committee to hold 'ministers accountable for animal welfare in policy making'

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has issued praise for the government’s new Animal Sentience Bill, which ensures animal sentience is legally recognised in the country.

The subject of animal sentience was the only issue that was not carried over as the UK left the European Union on 31 December 2020.

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