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Science in the Service of Animal Welfare

Developing and promoting improvements in the welfare of farm, companion, laboratory, captive wild animals and those with which we interact in the wild, through scientific and educational activity.

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UFAW Trustee Dr Siobhan Abeyesinghe delivers seminar on chicken welfare to students at the University of Chester, UK

On the 7 February, UFAW Trustee Dr Siobhan Abeyesinghe delivered a research seminar at the University of Chester, UK titled ‘In conversation with chickens: Using behaviour to understand chicken cognition and welfare’ as part of the UFAW LINKS scheme.

12 April 2024

Interview with Author David Fraser – Understanding Animal Welfare: The Science in its Cultural Context, Second Edition

Following the publication of the second edition of ‘Understanding Animal Welfare’ in the UFAW/Wiley-Blackwell book series, we spoke to author David Fraser to find out more. David Fraser, CM, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

7 February 2024

Success for the Atlantic Veterinary College at student contest with support from the UFAW LINKS scheme

With support from UFAW, the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island sent 10 veterinary students to the 23rd American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Animal Welfare Assessment Contest (AWJAC) in November 2023 where they won five awards.

5 December 2023

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UFAW International Animal Welfare Conference 2024

Porto, Portugal

10 – 11 July 2024

WAWC Conference

Translating wildlife welfare into practice: wildlife management in the 21st century


16 May 2024

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