UK loses "A" grade in global test of animal welfare leadership

Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Source: 
The Dairy Site

The UK has dropped a grade in the global assessment of countries’ records on animal welfare due to Brexit parliamentary delays which have held up planned laws such as animal sentience and export regulation.

The UK previously held an "A" grade but has now dropped to a "B" in the second revised edition of the Animal Protection Index (API) published by global NGO World Animal Protection, which assesses the animal welfare policies and legislation of 50 countries.

The index scores countries from A (being the highest score) to G (being the weakest score) according to their policy and legislation.

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