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.
Referring to amendments to an animal protection bill, head of the PiS parliamentary caucus Ryszard Terlecki told reporters on Friday that there were plans to compensate ritual meat producers after the law has come into effect.
The Polish upper house, the Senate, will debate the new animal protection law that triggered a serious government crisis after a lower house vote, but likely as late as October 9 due to required amendments, Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki said on Tuesday.
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.
Head of the Law and Justice (PiS) Executive Committee Krzysztof Sobolewski has told PAP that the conflict in the United Right was not the result of the amended animal protection bill but was rather 'a catalyst or a litmus paper' of the current situation in the coalition.
President Andrzej Duda said on Sunday that in his decision on a new animal rights protection law he will take into account the welfare of both animals and farmers.
Kazimierz Moskal, deputy chair of the Sejm (lower house) Education, Science and Youth Affairs Committee, is the 15th member of ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) to be suspended for voting against new animal protection laws, PiS MP Krzysztof Sobolewski said on Friday.
The Sejm (lower house) on Thursday night adopted amendments to Polish animal protection laws, including a ban on fur breeding and restrictions on ritual slaughter.
The ruling United Right (ZP) coalition has suspended talks on a proposed new animal protection law over differences between the coalition parties, Sejm (lower house) speaker Ryszard Terlecki said on Thursday.
Sejm, lower house, will work on bill aimed at raising animal protection in Poland during its Wednesday and Thursday session, Sejm Deputy Speaker Ryszard Terlecki told PAP on Tuesday.