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21. Nov 2019 at 17:37 News

Animals legally defined as "living beings"

Foto: Dani Sušnik/Maja Hrovat
Foto: Dani Sušnik/Maja Hrovat

The government has adopted legislation that changes the definition of aniamls. Until now, animals were considered things. They are now defined as living beings.
The justice minister said she was pushing fort he definition to be expanded to »sentient living beings« but was rejected.
Animals rights activists say the definition will not have an effect, but that it was an important symbolic victory.

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