Niger is an adequate performer under the VACI (on par with Indonesia and Ethiopia), despite having limited legal protections for animals.
Niger was given an “F” under the Animal Protection Index (API), and is also a poor performer under the Sanctioning Cruelty category. While Niger has basic animal protection laws, according to the API, they are inadequate in many respects. For example, the laws apply only to domesticated animal, and not to wild animals (whether in captivity or otherwise). Learn more about the quality of Niger’s legislative protections on the API here.