Tanzania is a good performer (“B”) under the VACI, achieving the top ranking alongside India. Although the country has very low production and consumption of animal products, its animal protection legislation requires improvement.
Tanzania is rated as a marginal performer (“D”) under the Animal Protection Index (API), and its farmed animal protection legislation achieved the same rating under the index. The legislation governing animal protection is based on the Five Freedoms, and largely complies with good international practice. However, intensification of production systems (especially for chickens and other farmed birds) presents significant animal welfare challenges, and the legislation lacks species-specific regulations. Learn more about the quality of Tanzania’s legislative protections on the API here.