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


UFAW marks International Women’s Day on 8th March Marguerite Silverman

7 March 2019

UFAW marks International Women’s Day by sharing the stories of two remarkable women who not only made a lasting impact in animal welfare but led the way for generations of women scientists and veterinarians to come. 

The vet who helped animals in Israel

No-one knew where it came from, what I should do with it, where I could take it.  I talked to everyone… I did not know what to do and did not want to do anything.


UFAW marks International Women's day on 8th March Dame Olga Uvarov

7 March 2019

The orphan who fled the Bolsheviks

She was given a Red Cross label marked ‘Orphan No 7’ to hang around her neck, and was told to pack a basket with a change of clothes…..


11 February – a milestone in animal welfare

11 February 2019

Dr William Russell presented a paper entitled A research on the history and progress of humane experimental techniques on this day at the UFAW Annual General Meeting in 1955. 


Farm animal welfare

23 November 2018

Humans have been farming animals for a very long time (over 10,000 years) and, over the past few decades, considerable progress has been made in improving farm animal welfare (such as better-quality veterinary care, enhanced nutrition, and a greater understanding of animal behaviour and genetics).


Why UFAW's work is important?

14 November 2018

Are we responsible for the welfare of wild animals?
Public opinion varies as to whether, and to what degree, humans should be considered responsible for the welfare of wild animals. 


Helping to improve the Welfare of Animals Used in Scientific Testing and Research

14 November 2018

Tens of millions of animals are used around the world every year in scientific research and testing.  They are mostly used to develop and test treatments for human conditions and to understand human biology, but also to develop veterinary treatments for other animals and to obtain fundamental knowledge.


Animal Welfare Across Borders meeting - Hong Kong

1 November 2018

UFAW's Dr Huw Golledge has travelled to Hong Kong to speak at the Animal Welfare Across Borders meeting. Topics at the meeting include cat and dog welfare in Thailand, the Chinese pig industry and animal welfare and sustainability amongst others. Huw’s presentation at the conference is entitled Diagnosing poor welfare – the need for sensitivity, specificity and generalisability.   


UFAW’s International Animal Welfare Symposium 2019 – Call for papers

1 November 2018

UFAW’s 2019 International Symposium Advancing Animal Welfare Science – How do we get there?  Who is it good for? is to take place on the 3rd-4th July 2019 at Oud Sint-Jan, in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bruges, Belgium. 


UFAW-supported initiatives continue to forge advances in our understanding of animals

8 October 2018

The year in review – Annual Report 2017-18 now published

UFAW’s Annual Report has now been published and reviews a year which underpins the charity’s commitment to advancing our understanding of animals and what matters to them. 


UFAW welcomes new legislation to tackle genetic welfare problems in dogs

13 June 2018

New legislation which will come into effect on the 1st of October this year heralds a potential break-through in tackling genetic welfare problems in dogs