Animal Protection Law in the UK: Redefining “Unnecessary Suffering”

Speaker: Natalie Cargill, Project Manager: United Kingom Sentience Politics
Time: Sunday, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Room: H1012

The UK often boasts of some of the best animals protection laws in the world. And indeed, the law provides that no animal shall be subject to “unnecessary suffering”. But what does this mean for the 100 million chickens, 15 million sheep, and 10 million pigs raised and killed in the UK each year for food? And how can the law condone the intense suffering inherent in factory farming? Evidently, animal protection law has failed to protect animals in the UK. Natalie will be discussing how, why, and what to do next.