UK recognizes animals as sentient beings

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UK recognizes animals as sentient beings

UK officially recognizes animals as sentient beings for the first time. The British government has thus launched a series of measures to defend animal welfare, including stopping most exports of live animals and a ban on the import of hunting trophies.

According to the Guardian, the reforms will be introduced through a series of bills and will cover farm animals and pets in the UK. The British Environment Secretary said: "Our Animal Welfare Action Plan will honor our manifesto commitment to ban export exports of live animals for slaughter and fattening, prohibit keeping primates.

as pets and introduce new laws to tackle the smuggling of puppies." Electronic collars should be banned, farmers will receive incentives to improve animal health and welfare through agricultural subsidies. An expected and epochal turning point.

Prince of Liechtenstein accused of killing bear Arthur

According to the Romanian environmental group Agent Green and the Austrian VGT, Prince Emanuel of Liechtenstein killed Arthur, the biggest bear in Romania. Associated Press, a Romanian news agency, said the prince received permission from the Romanian Environmental Agency to hunt down a female bear who had caused damage to farmers in the village of Ojdula.

However, according to ambient groups, the prince did not kill the female bear for which he received permission, but the famous bear Arthur, the oldest specimen in Romania. Gabriel Paun, president of the NGO Agent Green, said: "I wonder how the prince could have confused a female bear who enters to do damage in a village, with the largest male alive, who lived in the depths of the forest.

Prince did not come to solve the problem of the locals but to kill the bear and take home the biggest trophy to hang on the wall." The brown bear is a species protected by international laws: moreover, Romania banned trophy hunting in 2016.

There are several dangers that endanger the survival of the bear: the most important are obviously climate change and activity. Human. Romanian Environment Minister Ta'nczos Barna said an investigation was opened to determine the precise circumstances of the bear's killing.

Ann-Kathrin Freude, coordinator of the Austrian NGO VGT, added: "Trophy hunting must be banned without exception, otherwise the conflicts will escalate and the species will be endangered, as has already happened in much of Europe. And It is a shame for Austria that Prince Emanuel has abused an exemption to kill this beautiful bear."