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MPs vote ‘that animals cannot feel pain or emotions’ into Brexit bill

There can only be one reason to deny animal sentient status, and that is to exploit them

MP Caroline Lucas had submitted an amendment clause (NC30) to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which sought to transfer the EU Protocol on animal sentience set out in Article 13 of Title II of the Lisbon Treaty into UK law, so animals continue to be recognised as sentient beings under domestic law.

At the end of an eight-hour parliamentary debate, the new clause was rejected, with an 18 majority for the Government – 313 against, 295 in favour.

While most EU law relating to animals will be automatically brought over into UK law, this will not apply to the recognition of sentience.  Under EU law, animals are currently recognised as being capable of feeling pain and emotion. But MPs have this week voted to drop the inclusion of animal sentience into the Withdrawal Bill.

Eighty per cent of current animal welfare legislation comes from the EU, but after March 2019, European law will no longer apply in the UK.

Richard Bowler posted this photo of a fox in a heartfelt plea to his Facebook audience:

So MP’s have voted and in their wisdom, animals can no longer feel pain or emotions. It really beggars belief that in this day and age, this shower of a government no longer recognises animals as sentient beings. None of them could have had a pet dog, greet them when they come home. But it’s not just domestic animals that show love and affection. The photograph shows Rosie and how she greets me, every time I visit her. Are you telling me there’s no emotion there, what you can’t see is the wagging tail and the squeals of excitement as well. All three foxes I care for have built a bond with Maddy our terrier, she is greeted in exactly the same way. It’s not hard to imagine that if bonds like this can be formed inter species, that the same bonds can be formed between a dog fox and a vixen and their cubs. In fact so called pest controllers use this to their advantage, after shooting the vixen they will often wait, knowing the dog fox will show up, to mourn if you like. Anyone who’s seen elephant documentaries when families visit the bones of their dead can not fail to see that there are emotions going on there. Science is showing more and more animal intelligence and emotions and yet our government has yet again ignored it. There can only be one reason to deny animal sentient status, and that is to exploit them.  https://www.farminguk.com/…/MPs-vote-to-reject-inclusion-of…
Heres a link to an article about it.


One of the arguments put forward by the Government during the debate was that animal sentience is covered by the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

The RSPCA, however, said this is not the case. The term sentience or sentient being doesn’t appear once in that Act, and, the animal welfare charity said, doesn’t cover all animals. RSPCA Head of Public Affairs David Bowles said it is a “truly backward step” for animal welfare.

“It’s shocking that MPs have given the thumbs down to incorporating animal sentience into post-Brexit UK law,”

Nick Palmer, head of policy at Compassion in World Farming, said:

“How can the UK be seen as a leader in animal welfare when the repeal bill fails to guarantee that animals will continue to be regarded as sentient beings?

“We urge the Government to reintroduce the commitment into the Bill.”

Need to report cruelty or an animal in distress? Please call RSPCA Charity 24/7 cruelty line on 0300 1234 999, or report online: Need to ask a question? Try their virtual assistant:


It’s rare for cancers to start in the vagina yet in 2014 were 110 deaths

It’s rare for cancers to start in the vagina. They usually start in the cervix or womb, and grow into the vagina. There are different types of vaginal cancer. This information is about squamous cell cancer and adenocarcinoma of the vagina that are treated in the same way.

The cause of vaginal cancer isn’t known. But factors including increasing age, radiotherapy to the pelvis, and exposure to HPV or a drug called Diethylstilbestrol (DES) can increase your risk of developing it.

Symptoms of vaginal cancer include:
blood-stained vaginal discharge
bleeding after the menopause, between periods or after sex
pain when passing urine, needing to pass urine often or blood in the urine
pain in the pelvic area
constipation or feeling you need to pass a bowel motion even though you just have (tenesmus)
swollen legs.

Vaginal cancer is diagnosed with tests including:
Internal pelvic examination, liquid based cytology, a colonoscopy or a biopsy. If the tests show cancer, you may have further tests to see if it has begun to spread.

Radiotherapy and surgery are common treatments for vaginal cancer. Chemotherapy can also be given to treat vaginal cancer that has spread. Some women have chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Treatment for vaginal cancer may affect your fertility (ability to have children).

You may have many different emotions, including anger, resentment, guilt, anxiety and fear. These are all normal reactions and are part of the process many people go through in trying to come to terms with their condition.Everyone has their own way of coping with difficult situations. Some people find it helpful to talk to family or friends, while others prefer to seek help from people outside their situation. Some people prefer to keep their feelings to themselves. There is no right or wrong way to cope, but help is there if you need it. Macmillian cancer support specialists can give you information about counselling in your area.

Cancer Research UK state

110 – Deaths from vaginal cancer, 2014, UK
53% – Survive vaginal or vulval cancer for 10 or more years, 2009-2013, England
63% – Preventable cases of vaginal cancer, UK
254 – New cases of vaginal cancer, 2014, UK

Tesco are donating £200,000 to help fight UK hunger with Trussell Trust Charity

Every pack of Hellmann’s, Colman’s and Knorr sold in Tesco, marked with the Trussell Trust logo will support the charity with a 5p* donation. Tesco are donating £200,000 to help fight UK hunger Making it as easy as possible for you to support those in crisis this Christmas. Alternatively, you can donate your time as a volunteer or much-needed food items to your local food bank or at Tesco collection points.

Volunteering is at the heart of The Trussell Trust’s work. Over 40,000 people across the UK volunteered with a food bank in 2016/17, helping to get emergency food to people in crisis. Volunteers come from diverse community backgrounds and work making it possible to support projects. Working for The Trussell Trust means making a difference in people’s lives. To continue vital work, they rely on a team of dedicated people. join one of the fastest growing charities in the UK!

Let us not forget that the first Christmas was a homeless one. A humble man and woman had gone up from Galilee out of the City of Nazareth to Bethlehem. There is a sense of desolation in St. Luke’s brief chronicle that Mary ‘brought forth her firstborn son, wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.  Sadly this no longer belongs in the Bible but in the 20th Century.

Please donate – let others also enjoy a Christmas meal. ThankQ!

Become a life changer with @CR_UK Charity

Did you know that Cancer Research UK employ over 3,500 people? They call each of them Life Changers because they’re all helping in life-changing work to beat cancer sooner. Check out their Jobs and become a life changer for Cancer Research UK

As the world’s largest independent cancer research charity, they conduct research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Their aim is to see 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034 and their staff are integral to achieving that ambition.

Cancer Research UK offers you excellent prospects to expand your career as well as the ability to make a real difference to the lives of others, so always looking for sharp, brave, and collaborative people to join Cancer Research UK and continue to make it a great place to work.

Find the career you’re looking for and let’s change lives together.

Peter Kay tickets are causing RAGE 😡

Peter Kay tickets are causing RAGE 😡 Tickets for the comedian’s 2018 and 2019 arena tours went on sale on Sunday morning and many venues sold out quickly, despite Peter Kay announcing several bonus gigs. Fans are getting extremely angry at ticketing websites, and expensive resale prices.

Be Careful where you buy your tickets from – Peter Kay tickets go on sale at 10am for £45 and the within 15 minutes be on an approved Ticketmaster resale sit for £770 – Seems ‘get me in’ and all the usual resale sites got them. Time the industry sorted this shameful business.

Peter Kay Tweets – Tickets for extra shows in all tour cities are on sale now at

Stop bullying before it’s too late.

Studies in Britain have found half of the suicides among youth related to bullying. According to a study by ABC News over 30,000 children stay home every day due to the fear of being bullied. Bullying can be related to physical, emotional, cyber bullying, and sexting, i.e. circulating nude or suggestive pictures or messages about of a person.

The Urban Institute’s study on bullying showed 17 per cent of students reported being victims of cyber bullying, 41 per cent victims of physical bullying, and 15 per cent experienced different kinds. The types and rates of bullying varied according to gender in this study. About 50 per cent of girls experienced psychological bullying, and 45 per cent males physical bullying.

A young male from Ireland named Joshua Unsworth hanged himself after frequent cyber bullying on a social network that he belonged to. He was teased about his father being a farmer and peers made fun of his dating habits. This constant barrage of bullying lead to depression and suicide.

Cynthie Sanchez killed herself after years of peer bullying and cyber bullying. Sometimes kids just called her name but online they told her to kill herself. She suffered from depression, which is believed to have contributed to her to her suicide. She was only 14 years old.

These are a few of the many cases that show bullying contributing to suicide in youth.

Bullying UK Charity offer many services – For advice click for more information or Tel: the Help Line – 0808 800 2222

An average teen often sends 60 text messages a day. These are around double the rates for adults. Girls in the age group of 14 to 16 years old text often send 100 messages a day. Over 7.5 million Facebook users are under 13 years old. Over 81 per cent of teens admit that bullying is easier to get away with online. About 20 per cent of kids that are cyber bullied think about suicide.

Tips to stay safe online by West Mercia Police


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