Azerbaijan is a marginal performer (“D”) under the VACI. The country’s production and consumption of animal products is close to the global average, and its legislation offers no protection to farmed animals.
Azerbaijan slaughters around 10 land-based animals per person per year, which is comparable to the global average. The number of farmed animals of 4.3 is slightly over the global average of 4.1. Chickens make up 71% of farmed animals, majority of which are likely to be factory farmed.
The Azerbaijani diet contains 32% land-based animal products, somewhat lower than the global average of 35.2%. Each person consumes around 29.2g of land-based animal protein per day, slightly above the global average of 27.2g.
Azerbaijan is rated as one of the worst performers ("G") under the Animal Protection Index (API), scoring the next-to-worst rating (just ahead of Iran) of all 50 countries surveyed. Its farmed animal protection legislation also achieved a worst performance rating ("G") under the same index. The country performs poorly on all aspects of legal protection of animals. Learn more about the quality of Azerbaijan's legislative protections on the API here.