Animal Sentencing Bill announcement – Sue Hayman responds
Sue Hayman MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to the announcement of the Animal Sentencing Bill, said:
“It has taken the Government far too long to bring forward this crucial legislation. Judges have been asking for tougher sentences for people who cruelly abuse animals for some time.
“Ministers rejected Labour’s demand that they add the principle of animal sentience to the EU Withdrawal Act. The Government must now hold to its promise of enshrining animal sentience in law before Britain leaves the EU.”