Mexico recognizes that animals are sentient beings
At the proposal of the deputy José Couttolenc Buentello and the deputy María Luisa Mendoza Mondragón, coordinator and member of the Parliamentary Group of the PVEM.
He considers animals as sentient beings and that advocates their well-being and protection, also points out that several entities, including Michoacán, Baja California, Jalisco and Mexico City have legislation in the same sense.
It was up to the deputy María Luisa Mendoza to present the opinion, which establishes that animals are sentient beings and, in addition to being recognized as living subjects, capable of experiencing physical pain and emotions similar to those of human beings, points out that respect for them affects social coexistence.
Issued by the Governance and Constitutional Points and Environmental Protection and Climate Change commissions, the opinion establishes that the protection of animals constitutes a backbone of social and human development of a community that seeks sustainability and environmental justice, and for governments of the country and the world a topic of great relevance must be the respect and protection of animals.