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Nov 23, 2017

RT @mikeysmith: @sueperkins @smashmorePH @MediaGuido Long story short, the 2006 act doesn’t use the word sentience - but it does us…

Nov 23, 2017

This is a good point for those who put EU animal rights legislation on a pedestal, they still have stadium cow-killing in several EU member states. https://t.co/41QF4ABQ5u

Nov 23, 2017

@sueperkins I don't even disagree about the need to protect animals in the least, just concerned about the way this story has been blown up into something it isn't (enjoy tea!)

Nov 23, 2017

@sueperkins Yes, that was a bit flippant and unfair, I apologise - but I still maintain it's not nearly the story it's been purported to be in some outlets, nor deserves the kind of visceral reaction it's got on social media

Nov 23, 2017

@sueperkins But the whole social media storm is based on the idea that Tory MPs don't care about animals, which is simply not evidenced by the NC30 vote

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