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[Politics] UK Laws Protecting Animals To Receive Spotlight In Upcoming Queen’s Speech

 


The bills include a ban on live exports and keeping primates as pets.

Better standards of animal welfare[not rights] will be highlighted in the Queen’s Speech this week, ahead of several landmark UKs bills.

Among them, animal sentience and tougher penalties for animal cruelty are to be enshrined in law.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs UK Minister George Eustice detailed the plans in an interview with The Telegraph.


The Queen’s Speech marks The State Opening of Parliament. The annual event is taking place on Tuesday, May 11, and sets out the government’s agenda for the coming political year.


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