Under EU law, animals are currently recognised as being capable of feeling pain and emotion. But MPs have this week voted to drop the inclusion of animal sentience into the Withdrawal Bill.

This vote comes in contrast to extensive scientific evidence that shows that other animals do have feelings and emotions, some even stronger than ours.

For a little more detail, there’s the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness:

"non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors. Consequently, the weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Non-human animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, also possess these neurological substrates."

But politicians clearly think that they know better about animal brains than the majority of scientists on the planet.

RSPCA Head of Public Affairs David Bowles said it is a "truly backward step" for animal welfare. “It’s shocking that MPs have given the thumbs down to incorporating animal sentience into post-Brexit UK law,” Mr Bowles explained.

“Animal sentience is never mentioned in the Animal Welfare Act and, crucially, only domestic animals are really covered by the provisions of the Act anyway and animals in the wild and laboratories are expressly exempt. It is simply wrong for the Government to claim that the Act protects animal sentience.

“In the EU, we know that the recognition of animals as sentient beings has been effective in improving animal welfare across the region. If the UK is to achieve the Environment Secretary’s objective of achieving the highest possible animal welfare post-Brexit, it must do the same.”

Responses to "UK Parliament votes that animals have no emotions or feelings, they can't feel pain"

  1. Anonymous says:

    They must be talking about the human animal in Parliament that have no emotions or feelings. Absolutely disgusting.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Every living breathing mammal feels pain and have feelings ..We must never prolong their pain unlike you mob in parliament you prolong ours.How dare you presume animals don't feel pain wonder what you's feel if your necks were wrung like a chicken ..are you going to put us all to the rack again when we scream the church priests whatever said it was just the ticking of the evil or go back to burning witches ..where is your compassion?

  3. Unknown says:

    Is this what they say to make themselves feel Better. Because We all know it is a huge lie.ALL ANIMALS HAVE FEELINGS. I AM suprised at the stupidity. Do they have lead in the water ? Their brains have been effected by something. This is barbaric ignorant behavior nothing like just kill them This makes me SICK

  4. Unknown says:

    Anyone with 1/2 of a brain knows that is a total lie

  5. Anonymous says:

    That's a bunch of bullshit! They do feel pain, feelings, etc. Sick evildoers these people are. They suck and are ignorant. This makes me ill.

  6. Unknown says:

    Surely something can be done about this?? We can not just scratch our balls complaining about these prices..come on ppl lets do something

  7. Anonymous says:

    They lost there mind if that sits in the parlement put them in Jail thats where the belong

  8. Anonymous says:

    I think they need to loosen their wigs. This is horrible. So sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    they are legalising halal meat production and their inhumane tretmant of animals

  10. Anonymous says:

    The Christians among them need to take a good look at Deuteronomy.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hey, just like the USA. That gov. knows better than all the scientist too. No such thing as global warming. We sure know who to vote for, so intelligent.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Most of these MPS are no doubt degree holders from the finest Universities in England, thus they prove that one CAN be an ├ęducated fool'......and furthermore, only a spiritually dead person would think that animals do not have emotions or feel pain....sad that such intellectual lightweights are our 'political leaders' wonder human societies are becoming ever more putrid dunghills to try to exist therein.

  13. Unknown says:

    I would say Parliament has no feeling.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Politicians are the one without feelings and cannot feel pain. Maybe we should wise up and put new people in office.

  15. Unknown says:

    This sounds more like another step towards re-legalising fox hunting in the UK, a "sport" indulged in by mainly well orf folks with no souls.

  16. Anonymous says:

    saying that animals dont have emotions or dont feel pain is equal with the stateman that MPs have brain.. sick bastards, hope you will pay for this shit

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  18. Lokenrc says:

    Imbecility, thy name is British MP.

  19. Angela Cooley says:

    There needs to do something done!

  20. Anonymous says:

    UK is a fucking shit hole. These sick cunts have no empathy or compassion - sick, twisted old men who enjoy child pron and animal abuse. Time to revolt and skin these fuckers alive.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Animals do have a feelings and can feel pain , just open your heart and look deeply to their eyes so you can know how much you are wrong .

  22. Anonymous says:

    That politicians lack emotions we all know, but to take your own limitations to this level is ridiculous. They all need treatment! Let´s see if their pets show no emotion or pain...or their children for that matter. Instead of voting FOR them, we should put them in a psychiatric hospital where they can live happily ever after consuming "happy" pills.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Read this and know.....

  24. Anonymous says:

    Dear White Wolf, your post souds like a cheap propaganda. Everyone knows that animals feel pain and almost everyone knows that they feel emotions. Your statement that "the UK Parliament voted that animals have no emotions or feelings, they can't feel pain" must be a lie. No man, wise or stupid, would say that, it's so much against everyday experience. I do not know what exactly they voted, but I'm pretty sure that you are putting that nonsense into their mouths. Why? That's the problem with the so called "ecologists". You prefer hysteria and gossip to knowledge and reason. Three centuries ago you would trace witches and you would burn them on stakes.

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