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DR DOOLALLY 'Woke' university doctors call for new laws to protect animals from HATE SPEECH

• https://www.the-sun.com by Isaac Crowson

It says "speciesist" hate speech is as bad as racism.

The proposals — published in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies — would see cats, dogs, farm animals, even seagulls safeguarded.

And the plans ignore the fact animals can't be offended by words.

Last night Tory MP Nigel Mills branded the idea "utter woke nonsense" and "a complete waste of time".

Dr Josh Milburn and Dr Alasdair Cochrane of the University of Sheffield suggest it could be hate speech to say the lives of a non-native species matter less than a native one.

They say it would be impractical to censure wounding words "only if they actually wound".


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