This year's sales of lambs from Poland’s Podhale region to Italy have not been successful due to very low prices. Sheep breeders blame that on animal rights activists who successfully blocked lamb sales two years ago, which put off many potential Italian buyers. Lamb meat is a traditional Easter dish in Italy with Italian buyers having been active in Podhale since the 1980s. Back then, approximately five million sheep were bred in Podhale, a figure that has now decreased to just 50,000. So far this year, 8,600 Podhale lambs have been sold. Prices are even one-third lower than a few years ago.