Egypt is a marginally adequate performer under the VACI.
Egypt slaughters around 9.7 land-based animals per person / year, which is on par with the global average. The country’s dependency on farm animals is relatively low, with around 2.3 farm animals per person (compared with a global average of around 4). Poultry and cow production is largely small-scale and extensive, but with government support, intensification is growing.
Egypt was given an “F” under the Animal Protection Index (API), and is also a poor performer under the Sanctioning Cruelty category. According to the API, Egypt has inadequate animal protection laws and virtually non-existent enforcement mechanisms or government support for animal welfare initiatives. Learn more about the quality of Egypt’s legislative protections on the API here.