To: UK Prime Minister and UK Government
The truth of animal sentience – and political lies
For anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear (and hearts to feel and minds to think,) it is so crystal clear that animals are not only highly sentient, that they most definitely feel pain – physical, emotional and psychological, but that they are also fully conscious and aware of that pain too, (and do everything they can to avoid it).
Anyone who has been inside a slaughter ‘house’ or seen slaughter footage, or heard animals screaming in laboratories is all too horribly aware of this. Anyone who has ever lived with an animal companion, anyone who has ever watched a television programme about animals even, knows the truth about animal sentience.
Deliberately eradicating all recognition of animal sentience in British law, and willfully labeling our fellow beings as “agricultural products”/stock, denying all truth and reality in the process, just opens the floodgates to the dropping of already insufficient, animal welfare protection.
If animals are not sentient, then logically, there’s no need for any protection for them at all, because they are not beings and don’t feel anything anyway! This is a Satanic logic; a terrible lie, with terrible implications.
We should be improving on EU standards (woefully inadequate in too many member states as it is) not paving the way for eradicating them altogether by denying sentience!
This abominable, backward, and calculated move has been made in order to license even more animal suffering and abuse, so that the greedy pharmaceutical companies and big agri-businesses and the weekend hunting/shooting blood ‘sport’ businesses can make even more of their blood money.
What the government is doing is nothing short of immoral – and we cannot let this terrible, ‘dominionist’ culture perpetuate, when MPs are meant to be acting on all our behalves, and progressing standards for all beings (both human and nonhuman) – and not just acting for the powerful, minority and their rotten, deathly ‘interests.’
A future where animals are treated as nothing more than temporarily living ‘meat’ products, as soon to be ‘processed’ ‘stock’, a future of more and more mega zero-grazing factories, while all the land is sold off for ‘housing’ (in reality for greedy developers…or the government would insist that all the country’s many, empty buildings were occupied and call a moratorium on second homes and so-called ‘investment’ properties), where all the remaining wild animals are hunted down and ‘culled’ as we destroy their habitat and food sources and they are forced to scavenge among ‘ours’ – really is hell on earth.
We can feed the populace far better and appease farmers in the process, by investing in plant-based growing and in public education about the importance of plant-based diets (for our health, for the planet’s survival, and for the sake of all suffering animals). It is the only sustainable solution – and it is the only ethical solution.
Animal sentience is a reality – and there are serious, moral implications. It’s high time we also recognized animal sapience. Are we really going to try and claim that animals aren’t conscious? That they are not aware of what’s happening to them? And that they don’t have a conscious response to that? We need to fight for the recognition of sapience – not deny sentience!
And we shouldn’t need science to prove this to us in the first place (which being is really going to open up and trust enough to be completely themselves, and display their full range of sensitivities and capabilities under terrifying clinical conditions anyway?) – but even with these restraints in mind, many animals are now scientifically “recognized” as having complex emotions just like we do. They suffer bereavement, loss, fear, stress, and depression very clearly.
How is it possible then that our sentience-lacking, sapient-deficient MPs could do this? This is such a terrible betrayal – of suffering animals above all, but also of British people who have led the way globally in animal rights and welfare campaigning for over 150 years!
The implications of this nasty, sneaky little political move are beyond imagining. Thankfully over ten thousand have already signed the 38 degrees petition. Please add your names, urge others to, spread the word – and raise your voices loudly against this terrible bill. A lot of vulnerable beings depend on us.
The 313 MPs
Davies, David, T., C.
Duncan Smith, Iain
Democratic Unionist Party
Donaldson, Jeffrey, M.
Little, Pengelly, Emma
Morris, Anne Marie
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