Buzz asked people in Bournemouth Town Centre if they believed animals felt pain and emotion and how they felt about the recent animal sentience vote.
Allegra Gee , 51, Entrepreneur: “I have signed all the petitions I have come across to try and get a re-vote.
“The only reason I believe they would vote this way is because they are either evil or stupid.
“I own a Cavapoo and she definitely feels pain and emotion, all animals do.”
Dan, 18, Bar Tender: “Yes of course animals are sentient beings and I think this should be included within the EU withdrawal bill.
“We as humans are creatures just like they are and they should have as many rights as us.”
Shanney, 22, Mental Health Support Worker: “I think the vote is awful and disgusting.
“It doesn’t make any sense to me I don’t see why they would vote against it if its already in place.”
Rob, 73, Retired: “I think you young people are too obsessed with policies. Why do we need a policy for everything?
“Obviously animals feel emotions.
“It makes members of parliament sound like they are animal haters by voting against the inclusion of sentience.”
Amy, 21, Insurance: “I believe all animals feel emotion and pain.
“I don’t see why they would vote to remove the wording. Surely it is easier to keep it?
“Members of parliament might of voted against it because they don’t believe animals have sentience. They may not of had pets.”
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