Animal protection organisations held a March for Animals in Warsaw on Monday to mark World Animal Day (Oct. 4).
Poland's opposition may vote against a new animal protection bill if it resembles an abandoned earlier act, a party leader said on Wednesday.
The disciplinary chamber of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party decided on Wednesday to reinstate party membership to the former agriculture minister and other party MPs after they were suspended for voting against the amendment to an animal protection law.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Friday that he is strongly against an planned amendment to animal protection laws that bans fur breeding and exports of ritual slaughter meat.
The government is working on a new animal-protection bill to replace an earlier bill that caused divisions in the government and led to farmers protesting on the streets.
Another farmers' protest against the amendment of the bill on animal protection started in Warsaw on Wednesday. The demonstrators demand further work on the bill to be halted.
Wednesday's Senate (upper house) amendments to a new animal protection bill are a compromise between animal and human welfare and the best solution the house could find, Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki said after the vote on the amendments.
Compensation schemes for affected breeders are among the proposed changes to Poland's new animal protection act, PM Mateusz Morawiecki told a press conference on Monday. Present at the conference was Agriculture Minister Grzegorz Puda.
A currently-debated animal protection act foresees the foundation of a National Animal Protection Inspectorate to oversee animal breeding and livestock maintenance, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday.
Seventy-one percent of respondents to a United Surveys poll for the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP) daily and RMF FM radio station favour the strengthening of animal protection laws.