The Government's proposals announced on May 13th by DEFRA are set out in a flagship Action Plan for Animal Welfare, which will see several new laws coming into effect, transforming the lives of animals in this country.
Legislation will now be underpinned by Environment Secretary George Eustice’s landmark Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, which formally recognises animals as sentient beings in domestic law.
Remembrance Sunday is when animal lovers don a purple poppy to commemorate the animals that served in the Armed Forces. The PDSA's Dickin Medal is the 'Victoria Cross ' and recognises animals' bravery. In its 77 years only one cat has ever been honoured with this prestigious accolade.