Vietnam is a marginally adequate performer under the VACI.
Denmark slaughters around 21.9 land-based animals per person / year, which is more than twice the global average of 9.7. The country’s dependency on farm animals is relatively low, with around 3.8 farm animals per person (compared with a global average of around 4). Factory farming is prominent in poultry and pig production, and even on small-scale farms, severe confinement is common.
The Vietnamese diet contains a relatively low proportion of animal products, with around 30.9% 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 22.6g of land-based animal protein per day (compared with a global average of 26.7g). Vietnam has a long tradition of vegetarianism grounded in traditional Buddhist ethics.
Vietnam was given an “F” under the Animal Protection Index (API), and is also a poor performer under the Sanctioning Cruelty category. According to the API, Vietnam has no legislation or policy prohibiting animal cruelty or suffering. Learn more about the quality of Vietnam’s legislative protections on the API here.