Gove: Brexit Will Even Help Animals!
Speaking this week about how Brexit will benefit Britain, Michael Gove argued that besides helping the British people, Brexit will work for animals as well!
The environment secretary claimed that Brexit will enable the UK to more effectively tackle issues with animal welfare such as puppy smuggling.
The comments were made after a new bill was published by the government, which introduces animal sentience info UK law and allows up to five years imprisonment for those who abuse animals.
He said that he wanted to ensure Brexit “works not just for citizens but for the animals we love and cherish too.”
He was keen to point out, however, that the main focus at this stage in the negotiations was to get strong trade deals for a thriving post-Brexit Britain, but that this is one of many areas which the Government is working on.
Speaking on Monday at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London, he said: “I’m glad that we’re now at this stage because actually Britain outside the European Union can have higher standards on the environment and indeed on animal welfare.
“And one of the reasons why people voted to leave the European Union is to make sure that when it comes to, for example things like puppy smuggling, that we can have the rules here which ensure that there is appropriate welfare and appropriate protection for animals and for humans.”