21/10/2023
Written by Liz Newmark
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Animal wellbeing to be enshrined in Belgian constitution

Animals will soon be legally recognised as "sentient beings" in Belgium – giving them de facto more protection – following the Belgian Senate’s unanimous approval of a proposal enshrining animal wellbeing in the Belgian constitution, the text first created on 7 February 1831, when Belgium became a federal state.
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