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Protecting Animal Welfare after Brexit

That the Parliament is aware that Article 13 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union recognises animals as sentient beings and requires governments in formulating and implementing policies on agriculture, fisheries, transport, research and technological development to pay full regard to their welfare requirements; understands that the European Union Withdrawal Bill omits any reference to this Article and that an amendment to incorporate it into the bill was rejected, and believes that the protection for animals in Scotland provided by Article 13 is essential and that animal sentience must continue to be an underpinning principle of all future legislation affecting animals in Scotland.

Supported by: Colin Beattie, Kenneth Gibson, John Mason, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Gail Ross, Patrick Harvie, Fulton MacGregor, Alison Johnstone, Mairi Gougeon, Andy Wightman, James Dornan, Ben Macpherson, Ash Denham, Colin Smyth, Clare Haughey, David Torrance, Graeme Dey, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Christina McKelvie, Ivan McKee, John Finnie, Iain Gray, Alex Rowley, Liam McArthur, Neil Bibby, Ross Greer, Pauline McNeill, Anas Sarwar, Kate Forbes, Jackie Baillie, Mark Griffin, Bruce Crawford, Alex Neil, Elaine Smith, Jenny Gilruth, Stuart McMillan, Claudia Beamish, Bob Doris, Richard Lochhead, Kezia Dugdale, Christine Grahame, Gillian Martin, Claire Baker

Current Status: Fallen on 24/01/2018
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