Animal Product Consumption in Singapore

The average Singaporean consumes 55 kg of meat a year, as well as 22 kg of seafood and 323 eggs ¹.

Our Main Supply Countries ²

Poultry

1. Brazil

2. USA

3. Argentina

4. Malaysia

Pork

1. Brazil

2. Australia

3. Netherlands

4. China

Beef

1. Brazil

2. Australia

3. USA

4. New Zealand

Fish and Seafood

1. China

2. Malaysia

3. Indonesia

4. Vietnam

Eggs

1. Malaysia

2. China

3. Vietnam

4. USA

Dairy

1. New Zealand

2. Australia

3. Thailand

4. France

Buying Animal Products

If you are facing difficulties in eliminating your consumption of animal products,  you can still reduce some harm as a welfarist and choose products that come from countries that have a higher standard of animal welfare.

World Animal Protection has ranked 50 countries on its index. Note that the highest ranking does not indicate that all animals in that country face no cruelty whatsoever; read the methodology here for more information.

These are the highest ranked countries.  We have added some links to show some of the practices that are still happening in those countries so that the rankings do not mislead you to think the animals are treated well.

A Rank

New Zealand

Austria

Switzerland

United Kingdom

B Rank

Netherlands

Chile

Denmark

Germany

Sweden

C Rank

Brazil

Malaysia

Australia

India

Philippines

France

Italy

Poland

Spain

According to the World Wildlife Fund ³, 3 out of 4 common fish species consumed in Singapore are not sustainably caught.

Think Twice

Giant Grouper - Hong Kong, Pacific Northwest

Goldbanded Jobfish (Ang Kor Li) - Indonesia

Mud Crab - Western Central Pacific

Chilean Seabass - Atlantic Antarctic, Indian Ocean Antarctic, Pacific Antarctic

Indian Mackerel (Kembong) - Indonesia

Narrow Barred Spanish Mackerel (Tenggiri/Batang) - Indonesia, Malaysia, Gulf of Thailand

Flower Crab - Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Gulf of Thailand

Swordtip Squid - Vietnam

Tiger Prawn - Indonesia

Blood Cockles (see-hum) - Vietnam

White Clams (Lala) - Vietnam

Albacore Tuna - Western Indian Ocean

Avoid!

Yellow-Tailed Scad (selar) - Indonesia, Malaysia, Gulf of Thailand 

Milkfish (bandeng) - Philippines, Indonesia

Yellowbanded Scad (kuning) - Indonesia, Malaysia

Yellowtail Fusilier - Indonesia, Malaysia, Gulf of Thailand

John's Snapper (ang zho) - Indonesia, Malaysia, Gulf of Thailand

Coral Trout/Leopard Grouper (Red Grouper) - Indonesia, Malaysia, Gulf of Thailand

Yellow Croaker - Chinese Sea, North West Pacific

Seabass Barramundi/Asian Seabass (siakap putih) - Malaysia

Indian Threadfin (ngoh hur, ikan kurau) - Western Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Malaysia, Gulf of Thailand

Snubnosed Dart (golden pomfret / pompano) - China, Vietnam, Indonesia

Barramundi Cod/Humpback Grouper/Polkadot Grouper (ikan kerapu) - Indonesia

Silver Pomfret - South China Sea

Orange Spotted Grouper - Indonesia

Redspine Threadfin Bream (ngoh hur) - Indonesia, Malaysia, Gulf of Thailand

Black Pomfret - Indonesia, Malaysia, Gulf of Thailand

Vannamei Prawn (whiteleg shrimp, pacific whiteleg, grey shrimp) - Southeast Asia

Swordtip Squid - Vietnam

All rays

All sharks

All Bluefin Tuna

See the full WWF Guide here.