Reader Letter: Pets have feelings, unlike potatoes
PUBLISHED: 11:45 25 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:50 25 November 2017
Reader Christine Tyler is angry the government recently won a motion to exclude animal rights when the UK leaves the EU, thus she feels,reducing animals to no more than a sack of potatoes.
The government recently won a motion to exclude animal rights by saying they will no longer be seen as sentient beings when the UK leaves the EU. This is extremely disturbing. not only to the farming industry but it will also involve people’s domestic pets. As they will, under UK law, have no feelings, not be able to feel pain, fear, terror, love or joy. Many of your readers who own dogs know this to be absolute rubbish, and will not understand how the government can do this and why? Incidents of animal cruelty will rise because convictions will be impossible to be given to those who carry them out. It should be in the interests of your animal owning readers to know which MPs voted to bring about this travesty of reducing animals to no more than a sack of potatoes. The UK has always been a front runner in protecting living things, this will be a step back to a darker time.