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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. 

As a result, UFAW has reached new global audiences and, as the year progresses, will continue to engage with those audiences to grow its international capacity and share the latest thinking in animal welfare science. 

UFAW’s Chief Executive and Scientific Director Huw Golledge said: “UFAW has had another productive year supporting science in the service of animal welfare through the funding of innovative research projects, supporting students and early-career researchers and dissemination of the results of the science through our conferences and publications.  The next few years will be challenging but unlike many charities we are well placed to continue our work despite the pandemic. However, as is always the case, we rely on our members and supporters to be able to continue our work, perhaps now more than ever.”

The 2019-20 report also highlights the expert advice provided by UFAW, both in the UK and around the world, and gives examples of some of the cutting-edge research projects the charity has funded.  The charity’s progress and achievements are a reflection of the continued support UFAW has had from its members and donors.  If you’d like to become a member or make a donation, you can do so here.  To download a copy of this year’s annual report click here.