About the Animal Protection Index

The Animal Protection Index establishes a classification of 50 countries around the world according to their commitments to protect animals and improve animal welfare in policy and legislation.

Our working group
The Animal Protection Index was designed by a working group led by World Animal Protection. Senior members of the below animal protection NGOs participated in the group. Additionally, various academic experts were consulted to ensure the suitability of design, international applicability and adequacy of issues covered in the index.
Our research partner
Research for the Animal Protection Index was conducted in partnership with the world’s largest law firm, DLA Piper.
Our stakeholder
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has been consulted at each stage of the index’s progress. OIE delegates and CVOs were contacted throughout our consultation process to review individual country profiles. Further stakeholders are to be added to this initiative in the forthcoming months.







Countries Selected
Select up to four countries and then select 'Compare' to start contrasting animal welfare standards