The Animal Protection Index (API) ranks 50 countries around the world according to their animal welfare policy and legislation. This project is unique to World Animal Protection and support our lobbying efforts to promote stronger laws to better protect animals. World Animal Protection hopes the API is a useful resource for anyone willing to be an advocate for animals.
Our working group
For the first edition of the API, published in 2014, the API’s methodology was designed by a working group led by World Animal Protection. Senior members of the below animal protection NGOs were part of this working group. Additionally, various academic experts were consulted to ensure the suitability of design, international applicability and adequacy of issues covered in the API.
For the second edition of the API, released in 2020, its methodology has been refined by the API Lead Researcher and Project Manager, Laure Boissat.