UK leads the way in animal welfare

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The interactive map, created by World Animal Protection, rates the animal welfare andconservation policies of 50 countries. These ratings are based on an “Animal Protection Index” that measures each country’s efforts to protect animals with legislation, improve animal welfare and recognise animals’ emotional and cognitive abilities. The UK is ranked as A, sharing the highest rank status with Austria, Switzerland and NZ.

When the UK’s ranking is looked at in more detail the particular measure for animal welfare protection of farm animals is individually ranked as an A status as well showing how seriously the UK’s farmers take animal welfare.