News

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


Supporting animal welfare in Israel

23 May 2019

The UFAW SAWI Fund is dedicated to improving the welfare of animals in Israel and was established in 2003 when the Society for Animal Welfare in Israel was brought under UFAW’s wing in line with the wishes of SAWI’s founder, the late Miss Marguerite Silverman.


International Symposium on ovine footrot

23 May 2019

An important element of UFAW’s work is ensuring knowledge about the latest developments in animal welfare is disseminated.  We recently supported a symposium on foot rot in sheep, the most common cause of lameness in sheep which is present in 90% of UK flocks.


UFAW/Wiley Blackwell Animal Welfare series milestone

14 May 2019

It’s been 20 years since UFAW entered into an agreement with Wiley Blackwell to commission a book series on a wide range of animal welfare issues and animal welfare science.


Clinical skills workshop in Bangladesh helps veterinary students

29 April 2019

A UFAW grant awarded to run a two-day clinical skills workshop at the Chittagong Veterinary and Agricultural University (CVASU) in Bangladesh earlier this year was a great success. 



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.