Niger is an adequate performer (“C”) under the VACI, on par with the Philippines and Ethiopia. Although the country has low consumption of animal products and low dependence on farmed animal production, its animal protection legislative framework is inadequate.
Niger is a poor performer (“E”) under the Animal Protection Index (API), and its farmed animal protection legislation achieved the worst ("G") performance rating under the same index. The country’s animal protection laws are inadequate, especially for farmed animals. This is largely due to the lack of legislation regarding animal husbandry. Learn more about the quality of Niger’s legislative protections on the API here.