animal sentience in uk law

Ensuring animals get the protection they deserve in UK law

EU law recognises animals as sentient beings, aware of their feelings. But unfortunately, animals are at risk of losing these vital legal protections after Brexit.

FOUR PAWS UK is currently part of a coalition with a number of other organisations, working towards a #BetterDealForAnimals - a law that creates a duty for all Ministers in the UK to fully regard animal welfare in policy making.


TAKE ACTION! You can help us secure a  #BetterDealForAnimals

Our voices together are already making a difference, but we need to keep up the pressure to make sure the government prioritises a new law to stop animals becoming victims after Brexit.


Sign the petition!


Please sign the petition by following these steps:

1. Sign the petition here:
2. Don't forget to confirm your email address (check your junk mail if you don't receive a confirmation)
3. Share the petition with friends & family to ensure a #BetterDealForAnimals


Whatever the outcome, let's make sure that animals don't lose vital protections in the UK!