Romania is an adequate performer under the VACI.
Romania slaughters around 13.3 land-based animals per person / year, which is low for a European country and lower than the global average of 9.7. Despite this, the country’s dependency on farm animals is relatively high, with around 5.6 farm animals per person (compared with a global average of around 4). Factory farming is expanding, particularly in poultry production. Of note is the relatively high proportion of horses that are slaughtered.
The Romanian diet contains a relatively high proportion of animal products, with around 44.9% of the average person’s diet being made up of land-based animal protein (compared with a global average of 35.2%). This equates to each person consuming around 45.5g of land-based animal protein per day (compared with a global average of 26.7g). This level of consumption is low compared with other European countries, due in part to the Romanian Christian Orthodox tradition of fasting (vegan) twice a week.