Advice, Information and Consultancies

Alsatian dogUFAW provides information and advice on aspects of biology, management, health, behaviour and ethics relating to the welfare of domestic and wild animals to government departments, non-governmental organisations, universities and others.

UFAW is consulted on draft legislation, guidelines and codes of practice relating to animal welfare.

UFAW staff serve and have served on national and international advisory committees and working groups including the:

  • Animal Procedures Committee and its successor the Animals in Science Committee
  • Zoos Forum
  • Companion Animal Welfare Council
  • National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) Board
  • Council of Europe Working Party

UFAW also organises international symposia, meetings and workshops on a wide range of welfare topics.

Online Resources

Significant projects in recent years have included the development of the online Genetic Welfare Problems database to provide information for people who are thinking of acquiring a pet, for breeders, and for others interested in the subject.

Similar initiatives have been the instigation of the Garden Wildlife Health website and the development of guidance for rodent welfare.

Details can be found in the Animal Welfare Information section of this website.