Science in the Service of Animal Welfare

UFAW is an internationally recognised, independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity concerned with improving knowledge and understanding of animals’ needs. It promotes high standards of welfare and practical, long-lasting solutions to welfare problems for farm, companion, laboratory, captive wild animals and those with which we interact in the wild.


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Recent news & updates

The 9 to 5 rodent: time for change?

UFAW’S Senior Scientific Programme Manager Dr Huw Golledge will be giving a presentation at the Measuring Behaviour symposium in Dublin on the 27th of May which will be looking at the animal welfare implications associated with studying the behaviour of laboratory rats and mice and disturbing them when they would normally be asleep. 

UFAW International Symposium 2017

Measuring animal welfare and applying scientific advances - Why is it still so difficult?

27-29th June 2017
Royal Holloway, University of London, Surrey, UK

UFAW assists with developing standards for laboratory animal care in China

For some years, UFAW has been jointly organising seminars with the Home Office, Chinese Association of Laboratory Animal Science CALAS, and AAALAC International to assist in the development of Chinese regulation in this area. The latest attracted over 450 Chinese delegates.

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