Poland is a marginal performer (“D”) under the VACI, on a par with Denmark and France. Although its animal protection legislation is adequate, the country is a high consumer of animal products and heavily reliant on farmed animal production.
Poland is rated as an adequate performer (“C”) under the Animal Protection Index (API), and its farmed animal protection legislation achieved the same rating under the index. The government has introduced detailed legislation to protect the welfare of farmed animals in compliance with EU legal requirements, however specific welfare requirements are vague and incomprehensive and enforcement is limited. Learn more about the quality of Poland’s regulatory frameworks on the API here.