Sadly, we’re noticing another surge in misinformation regarding EU legislation and animal sentience.
As we’ve previously pointed out Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty does indeed recognise that animals are sentient beings and states that “full regard” be paid to their welfare.
What politicians and organisations aren’t telling people is there’s a caveat contained in the same Article which effectively gives licence to states to completely disregard this sentience if they so wish.
You can go into any factory farm, research establishment or bullring across the EU and see how much use Article 13 is.
See Scotland for Animals statement from 2017 HERE