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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.

Improvements in animal welfare do not automatically change public opinion or decrease farm income

15 December 2020

A new, more comprehensive approach to evaluating measures to improve sow and piglet welfare in terms of their effect on farm income and public attitudes as well as animal welfare has delivered some interesting results.

UFAW’S Journal Animal Welfare now PCI friendly

3 December 2020

UFAW’s respected and renowned Journal Animal Welfare will now consider articles recommended by Peer Community in Animal Science (PCI Animal Science).

New section editors join UFAW’s Animal Welfare Journal editorial team

3 December 2020

After nearly twenty years of loyal service, Professor Peter Sandøe has stood down as Section Editor for Ethics, Philosophy and Social Science.  During this time, Peter has taken charge of close to 100 papers and we would like to thank him for all his hard work on the Journal, which has been deeply appreciated.

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. 

UFAW and HSA support new Veterinary Manifesto

10 September 2020

UFAW and its sister charity, the Humane Slaughter Association, are pleased to add their support to new evidence-based veterinary medicine manifesto which sets out how veterinary professionals and other stakeholders should act to improve evidence-based veterinary medicine.


9 September 2020

Now more than ever UFAW is relying on gifts in Wills from supporters like you to help our work continue.

Rabbit Awareness Week 2020

10 August 2020

Rabbit Awareness Week brings together leading rabbit welfare experts and veterinary professionals from across the UK, along with welfare charities and organisations that work to help improve standards of rabbit care.  This year, it is running as a virtual event over two weeks, from 10-23 August.

UFAW’S July meeting to be a virtual event

24 April 2020

Having had to make the difficult decision to cancel our conference Recent advances in animal welfare science VII, work has been going on behind the scenes to see if we can hold the meeting, or elements of it, as a free virtual event.

The welfare of rabbits and rodents

3 April 2020

Did you know that, for the last 26 years UFAW, in partnership with the RSPCA, has held a joint one-day meeting every autumn to share the latest developments in the care and welfare of rabbits and rodents used in scientific research?  

Will you help UFAW?

25 February 2020

UFAW recently part-funded research which provided the first measurable evidence that dogs in meat farms are kept in conditions associated with poor welfare and identified the need for better welfare law to protect farmed dogs.