Report Demonstrates Shortcomings of UK Animal Protection Laws

A report authored by animal protection groups Animal Equality and the Animal Law Foundation unveils the shortcomings in the monitoring and enforcement of animal protection laws in the UK. The report finds that fewer than three percent of the UK’s estimated 291,000 farms were inspected annually by official government bodies between 2018-2021 and, during the same period, just one in 300 farms were prosecuted for animal abuse following initial complaints received.