Ethiopia is an adequate performer (“C”) under the VACI, on par with Austria and Niger. Although it has low production and consumption of animal products per capita, Ethiopia has the largest livestock population in Africa and its animal protection legislation is inadequate.
Ethiopia is rated as a very poor performer (“F”) under the Animal Protection Index (API), and its farmed animal protection legislation achieved a worst performance rating (“G”) under the same index. The country’s animal protection laws apply only to public places (that is, cruelty to animals in private spaces is not prohibited). Learn more about the quality of Ethiopia’s legislative protections on the API here.