News

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


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


UFAW reaches its 100th LINK

16 May 2018

Through the LINKs, UFAW promotes its work and grant opportunities and encourages welfare linked educational and other activities for the students and staff at academic institutes around the world. Thank you to those members and supporters who donated to last year’s Spring Appeal to help the charity build more international LINKs - with the acceptance of a LINK at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Teramo, Italy, UFAW is pleased to announce it has now established LINKs at 100 Universities.


Should crabs and lobsters be given the benefit of the doubt and included in animal welfare legislation?

16 May 2018

UFAW responded to a recent consultation from Defra on the Draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017 arguing that the animal groups protected by the legislation should be explicitly defined and should include not only vertebrates but also cephalopods (these are protected by some existing European animal welfare legislation).


Want happy elephants? Ask the experts

21 March 2018

Research captures the valuable experience and expertise of stakeholder groups to inform welfare assessment of captive elephants, click here for further information


NC3Rs award for UFAW-funded Research into Lab Mouse Housing

21 March 2018

The National Centre for Replacement, Refinement and Reduction (NC3Rs) of animals in research recently awarded Dr Georgia Mason, Dr Michael Walker and colleagues from the University of Guelph, Canada, a highly commended award in their annual prize for their UFAW-funded work on mixed-strain housing for female mice to promote both refinement and the reduction of animals used in research. 


Animal Welfare Journal

10 November 2017

Are consumers wilfully ignorant about animal welfare?  What are stakeholders’ perspectives of elephant welfare?  What effect does stress in the mother have for the progeny of sheep? The answers to these and other welfare questions can be found in the latest issue of the Journal Animal Welfare