Azerbaijan is a poor performer under the VACI, due largely to the absence of adequate animal protection laws in the country.
Azerbaijan slaughters around 9.3 land-based animals per person / year, which is comparable to the global average of 9.7. The country’s dependency on farm animals is relatively low, with around 3.8 farm animals per person (compared with a global average of around 4). Around 68% of the animals farmed in Azerbaijan are broiler chickens, the majority of which are likely to be factory farmed.
The Azerbaijani diet contains an average proportion of animals, with 31.8% of the average person’s diet being made up of land-based animal protein (compared with a global average of 35.2%). This equates to each person consuming around 29.5g of land-based animal protein per day (compared with a global average of 26.7g).
Azerbaijan was given an overall ranking of “G” under the Animal Protection Index (API), and is also an extremely poor performer under the Sanctioning Cruelty category. This is largely due to the absence of virtually any animal protection laws in the country. Learn more about the quality of Azerbaijan’s legislative protections on the API here.