Animal Protection Around The World: Who Ranks Best and Worst?

This 6-minute video introduces students to the Voiceless Animal Cruelty Index (VACI) and examines the rankings of three countries: Australia, France, and India. Video features include voiceover, subtitles and a downloadable transcript. It accompanies our Comparing Cruelty APE, which includes a suite of lesson plans, worksheets and more! It is suitable for use in high school classrooms for all ages and countries.

The Voiceless Animal Cruelty Index (VACI), ranks 50 of the world’s largest livestock producing countries based on the nature, extent and severity of farmed animal cruelty, whilst also considering the quality of animal protection laws within each jurisdiction. In addition to countries receiving an overall cruelty ranking, the VACI also ranks countries for three separate categories: Producing, Consuming and Sanctioning cruelty.

Download the transcript here.

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