Belarus is the very worst performer (“G”) under the VACI, on par with Australia. The country is a large consumer and producer of animal products, and has no meaningful legislative protections for farmed animals.
Belarus slaughters 37.7 land animals per person per year, almost four times the global average of 10.1. The country's diet is highly dependent on farmed animal production, with 6 animals per person, compared to a global average of 4.1. Around 86% of the Berlarusian animal population is made up of broiler chickens, most of which are like to be factory farmed.
The share of land-based animal protein in the Belarusian diet is around 52%, versus a global average of 35.2%. Each person consumes around 46g of land-based animal protein per day, compared with a global average of 27.2g.
Belarus is a very poor performer ("F") under the Animal Protection Index (API), with its farmed animal protection legislation scoring the worst performance rating ("G") under the same index. This is a small improvement since 2014 when the country's overall API rating was the worst performance rating ("G"). This is largely due to the introduction of new legislation focused on animal health. Learn more about the quality of Belarus' legislative protections on the API here.