Sentient Beings, New Zealand Enacts Bill Recognizing Animal Intelligence
Nov 28, 2015 03:48PM
Williams says the legal recognition of animal sentience provides a stronger underpinning of the requirements of the existing Animal Welfare Act. The bill also provides for penalties to enable low-to-medium-level offenders to be punished more effectively and gives animal welfare inspectors the power to issue compliance notices, among other measures.
Find a link to the legislation at Tinyurl.com/NewZealandSentienceBill.