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.

Please support UFAW

UFAW’s work relies on your support. Please help us to continue our vital work. You can pledge a monthly amount of your choice (click on the box below)

£3 A month could help us to provide educational materials to improve animal welfare in developing countries

£10 A month could help us to progress our outreach work to help animals around the world

or you can make a one-off donation of your choice 

£20 wilPoniesl help us to fund initiatives like the garden wildlife health
project

£50 helps us to fund projects such as our research into lifetime indicators of animal welfare


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Please click on the box below to see UFAW's current Appeal.

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Recent news & updates

UFAW reaches its 100th LINK

Through the LINKs, UFAW promotes its work and grant opportunities and encourages welfare linked educational and other activities for the students and staff at academic institutes around the world. Thank you to those members and supporters who donated to last year’s Spring Appeal to help the charity build more international LINKs - with the acceptance of a LINK at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Teramo, Italy, UFAW is pleased to announce it has now established LINKs at 100 Universities.


Should crabs and lobsters be given the benefit of the doubt and included in animal welfare legislation?

UFAW responded to a recent consultation from Defra on the Draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017 arguing that the animal groups protected by the legislation should be explicitly defined and should include not only vertebrates but also cephalopods (these are protected by some existing European animal welfare legislation).


NC3Rs award for UFAW-funded Research into Lab Mouse Housing

The National Centre for Replacement, Refinement and Reduction (NC3Rs) of animals in research recently awarded Dr Georgia Mason, Dr Michael Walker and colleagues from the University of Guelph, Canada, a highly commended award in their annual prize for their UFAW-funded work on mixed-strain housing for female mice to promote both refinement and the reduction of animals used in research. 


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