I am unable to be present at Wednesday’s Devon County Council cabinet meeting where my motion on animal sentience will be debated - see - https://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/motion_urging_devon_county_council_to_call_for_animal_sentience_commitment
But I have submitted the following statement to portfolioholders and leader of the council urging them to back my motion, despite Environment Secretary, Michael Gove’s climbdown on including animal sentience in domestic law.
When the news broke of the government omitting a commitment on animal sentience, which would have resulted in a move away from state responsibility for animal welfare, there was a huge outcry across the country. I very much hope Devon County Council’s cabinet will support my motion to extract a firm commitment from the government on the timing for including this matter in domestic law.
Please see the email sent to officers below, for the full detail: