Nigeria is one of the top performers under the VACI, receiving a good performance rating (“B”), on par with Kenya and Sweden. Although the country has very low production and consumption of animal products, its animal protection legislative framework is inadequate.
Nigeria is rated as a poor performer (“E”) under the Animal Protection Index (API), and its farmed animal protection legislation achieved the worst performance rating (“G”) under the same index. The country lacks specific welfare requirements for the rearing and slaughter of farmed animals, and has failed to ban farrowing crates and sow stalls within pig farming. Learn more about the quality of Nigeria’s legislative protections on the API here.