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Animals Now Listed As “Sentient Beings” Rather Than Property In Quebec

The Canadian province of Quebec used to be regarded as a haven for puppy mills, but that has since changed. In a bill tabled in Quebec in 2015, animals are now considered “sentient beings” rather than property. The legislation states: Animals are not things. They are sentient beings and have biological needs. According to CBC News, Agriculture Minister Pierre Paradis was responsible for proposing …