Malta Ranks 29th Out Of 65 For Animal Rights In New Index


In a new ‘Animal Rights Index’ – which identifies which countries are the best and worst for animal rights in 2021 – Malta ranked 29th out of 65 countries.



In the process of selection, researcher and co-founder of, Matthew H. Nash, from San Francisco utilised nine key factors, such as recognition of animal sentience and suffering, laws against animal cruelty, meat consumption per capita, and others.


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Luxembourg came out at the top of the list, followed by the UK and Austria. In the meantime, Iran, Vietnam, and China ranked last.



The Index recognises that like human beings, animals are living, breathing creatures that can feel pain and so, should be granted the same basic rights as humans are.