Denmark's pioneering new animal welfare law
17 February 2020
As the first country in the world, Danish law now recognizes that all animals are sentient beings.
Denmark passed a new animal welfare law which recognizes, for the first time ever, that all animals as sentient. The law will come into force on 1st of January 2021 and will set a precedent in animal welfare legislative practice.
As a framework law, it will authorize the Minister of Food to set specific rules for all species, from pets to millions of farmed animals. This will allow for Denmark to become a true leader in the international animal welfare movement.
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