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UFAW's journal Animal Welfare reaches landmark issue

14 November 2016

Internationally renowned and respected publication marks its 100th edition

The 100th edition of UFAW's scientific and technical journal Animal Welfare has just been published. 

Launched in 1992, the first edition included papers on humane stunning of cattle, bullfighting, and the responses of park deer to disturbance by the public.  The journal was established with the aim of producing a quality technical publication that dealt specifically with peer-reviewed scientific and factual aspects of animal welfare which would, by sharing knowledge, lead to an improvement in the health and well-being of animals. 

Over the years, Animal Welfare has grown in readership and stature, regularly attracting high-quality papers from leading international experts in animal welfare science and with a global reach extending to over 43 countries.  It has covered an extremely wide and diverse range of topics from the welfare costs of civet coffee tourism and empathy in veterinary students to using automated technology to monitor and improve zoo animal welfare and behavioural problems in dogs and cats.

The 100th issue contains 11 papers including studies on electrical stunning of edible crabs, assessment of horse welfare and how membership of voluntary welfare schemes results in better compliance with animal welfare legislation on farms.

UFAW’s Chief Executive Robert Hubrecht said: “Key to advancing animal welfare is sharing the knowledge unlocked by science and UFAW’s journal Animal Welfare has been truly influential.  I’d like to thank all of the authors and reviewers who have contributed to the journal since 1992.”

To find out more or to subscribe to Animal Welfare please see the UFAW website - where abstracts of papers from all previous editions, and reports and comments published since 2010, can be found.