Pakistan is an adequate performer (“C”) under the VACI. Although the country has low production and moderate consumption of animal products, its animal protection legislation is inadequate, particularly for farmed animals.
The Pakistani diet contains a higher proportion of animal products than the world average, with around 42% of the average person’s diet made up of land-based animal protein, compared to the global average of 35.2%. Each person consumes around 27.3g of land-based animal protein per day, close to the global average.
Pakistan 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 The animal protection regime is weak and outdated, there is minimal legislation governing farmed animals and enforcement is inadequate. Learn more about the quality of Pakistan’s legislative protections on the API here.