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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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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

UFAW LINKS scheme updates

Our LINKS scheme is an international outreach initiative encouraging engagement with animal welfare science at a global network of participating universities and colleges.

The aim of the scheme is two-fold. Firstly, it ensures that students and staff at participating institutions remain up-to-date with UFAW’s ongoing activities, grants and other opportunities. For example, at Makerere University, Uganda:

21 November 2023

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FSVO/UFAW Symposium – Humanely Ending the Life of Animals - Bern, 6-7 March 2024
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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

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16 May 2024

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