Country Rankings on Animal Protection

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Highest level of animal protection was observed in Austria, New Zealand, Switzerland, and United Kingdom

The World Animal Protection released a report on Animal Protection Index which measures the commitments to protect animals and address issues to improve animal welfare across 50 countries. Themes that were considered in the study are:

1) Recognizing animal protection;
2) Governance structures and systems;
3) Animal welfare standards ;
4) Providing human education; and
5) Promoting communication and awareness

The report revealed that Austria, New Zealand, Switzerland, and United Kingdom are the leading countries that protect animal welfare with an overall score of A.

Animal Protection Index


Rank CountryOverall Grade
1AustriaA
1New ZealandA
1SwitzerlandA
1United KingdomA
5ChileB
5DenmarkB
5GermanyB
5NetherlandsB
5SwedenB
11AustraliaC
11BrazilC
11FranceC
11IndiaC
11ItalyC
11MalaysiaC
11PhilippinesC
11PolandC
11SpainC
19ArgentinaD
19CanadaD
19ColombiaD
19IndonesiaD
19JapanD
19KenyaD
19South KoreaD
19MexicoD
19PeruD
19RomaniaD
19South AfricaD
19TanzaniaD
19United States of AmericaD
19UruguayD
33ChinaE
33NigeriaE
33ThailandE
33TurkeyE
33UkraineE
33VenezuelaE
39AlgeriaF
39EgyptF
39EthiopiaF
39MoroccoF
39MyanmarF
39NigerF
39PakistanF
39RussiaF
39VietnamF
48AzerbaijanG
48BelarusG
48IranG

 

Source: World Animal Protection
Full report: Animal Protection Index