Despite a relatively low level of meat consumption, Thailand is a poor performer under the VACI (on par with Spain).
Thailand slaughters around 19.9 land-based animals per person / year, which is significantly higher than the global average of 9.7. The country’s dependency on farm animals is slightly higher than average, with around 4.4 farm animals per person (compared with a global average of around 4). Factory faming is prevalent in poultry and pig farming and there are signs that Thailand will be the target of big agribusiness investment in factory farms.
The Thai diet contains a relatively low proportion of animal products, with around 31.2% 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 16.4g of land-based animal protein per day (compared with a global average of 26.7g).