Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced in the afternoon changes to the amendment to the act on animal protection. The amendments are to establish the State Inspectorate for Animal Protection, extend the vacatio legis for the provisions of the amendment until January 2022, leave the possibility of ritual slaughter of poultry and introduce compensation mechanisms for those who will have to terminate breeding activities.
The Senate committee recommended the rejection of the Animal Protection Act
At a joint conference with the Minister of Agriculture, Grzegorz Puda, the head of the government emphasized that the proposed changes are to simultaneously ensure the development of Polish agriculture and care for animal welfare. They are the result of consultations with farmers and breeders fur animals.
Some opposition politicians believe that presenting the above-mentioned amendments is “the capitulation of President Kaczyński”. For example senator Jan Filip Libicki of the Polish People’s Party said Interiathat “the amendments that have just been announced, fundamentally change this law. And they change it in the spirit of what it has been saying for a long time. PSL, which the suspended MPs have recently talked about PiS. This means that the PSL and the suspended PiS MPs are right, not the president Jarosław Kaczyński, who personally signed the bill. Therefore, we are dealing with the total capitulation of President Jarosław Kaczyński and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. ”
Meanwhile, on Monday after 21, the rejection of the act was recommended by the Senate Agriculture Committee. The amendments announced by Morawiecki and Puda are to be submitted as minority motions at the Tuesday meeting.