Romania is a poor performer (“E”) under the VACI. In recent years, the country’s production and consumption of animal products has risen, and its farmed animal protection legislation is lacking.
The Romanian diet contains a high proportion of animal products, with around 48.1% of the average person’s diet consisting of land-based animal protein compared with a global average of 35.2%. Each person consumes around 50.6g of land-based animal protein per day, versus a global average of 27.2g.
Romania is rated as a marginal performer (“D”) under the Animal Protection Index (API), and its farmed animal protection legislation achieved a very poor performance rating (“F”) under the same index. This rating is largely due to poor application and enforcement of EU standards and inadequate protection for animals used in live animal transport. Learn more about the quality of Romania’s legislative protections on the API here.