Indonesia is an adequate performer under the VACI (on par with Ethiopia and Niger), due largely to its relatively low levels of production and consumption of animal products.
Indonesia slaughters around 9.3 land-based animals per person / year, which is slightly lower than the global average of 9.7. The country’s dependency on farm animals is high, with around 7.2 farm animals per person (compared with a global average of around 4). Around 96.8% of Indonesia’s animal population is made up of poultry, with production becoming increasingly intensified.
Indonesia was given a “D” under the Animal Protection Index (API), and is an average performer under the Sanctioning Cruelty category. While animal protection laws exist, they are largely focused on maintaining the health and productivity of animals, rather than preventing cruelty. A lack of enforcement is also a significant concern. Learn more about the quality of Indonesia’s legislative protections on the API here.