Animal Sentience Bill

The UK parliament is debating an animal welfare (sentience) bill. If passed, the bill would formally recognise animals as sentient beings, meaning they are able to experience feelings and sensations. In this Headline, debate the sentience of animals and explore what this means for how we treat them.


Download our one-hour Headline teaching resource on the UK parliament's Animal Sentience Bill, and wider questions about animal rights. A new Headline is published each Friday!

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