News

Keep up-to-date with the latest activities of UFAW including announcements about UFAW Awards open for application and the latest book releases.


Annual Report highlights a year of change and opportunity

17 September 2020

Annual Report for 2019-20, which has just been published, emphasises how the organisation has adapted to meet the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, with the charity pivoting quickly to turn its two-day conference Recent Advances in Animal Welfare VII, into a virtual event. 


UFAW and HSA support new Veterinary Manifesto

10 September 2020

UFAW and its sister charity, the Humane Slaughter Association, are pleased to add their support to new evidence-based veterinary medicine manifesto which sets out how veterinary professionals and other stakeholders should act to improve evidence-based veterinary medicine.


REMEMBER A CHARITY WEEK – WHY LEGACIES ARE SO IMPORTANT TO UFAW

9 September 2020

Now more than ever UFAW is relying on gifts in Wills from supporters like you to help our work continue.


Rabbit Awareness Week 2020

10 August 2020

Rabbit Awareness Week brings together leading rabbit welfare experts and veterinary professionals from across the UK, along with welfare charities and organisations that work to help improve standards of rabbit care.  This year, it is running as a virtual event over two weeks, from 10-23 August.


UFAW’S July meeting to be a virtual event

24 April 2020

Having had to make the difficult decision to cancel our conference Recent advances in animal welfare science VII, work has been going on behind the scenes to see if we can hold the meeting, or elements of it, as a free virtual event.


The welfare of rabbits and rodents

3 April 2020

Did you know that, for the last 26 years UFAW, in partnership with the RSPCA, has held a joint one-day meeting every autumn to share the latest developments in the care and welfare of rabbits and rodents used in scientific research?  


Will you help UFAW?

25 February 2020

UFAW recently part-funded research which provided the first measurable evidence that dogs in meat farms are kept in conditions associated with poor welfare and identified the need for better welfare law to protect farmed dogs.


Tougher start could help captive-bred game birds

30 January 2020

Tougher early lives could help captive-bred game birds develop survival skills for adulthood in the wild, new research suggests.


UFAW’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR RETIRES

12 December 2019


Cats do have facial expressions, but you probably can’t read them

10 December 2019

A paper published in the latest issue of UFAW’s Journal Animal Welfare covers a recent study on cat facial expressions carried out by scientists at the University of Guelph in Ontario.