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Animal Protection Index

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 21, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Humane Education, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites
The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Humane Education website at http://humaneeducation.org/blog/resource/animal-protection-index/

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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 education, policy, and legislation.

Rankings are on a scale of A to G, with those countries receiving a G rating the ones identified as needing the most improvement. Each country is rated in five different categories: recognizing animal protection; governance structures and systems; animal welfare standards; providing humane education; promoting communication and awareness.