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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.

UFAW LINKS scheme supports student attendance at animal welfare assessment contest

30 November 2022

In November 2022, UFAW supported student teams from Long Island University, Iowa State University and Atlantic Veterinary College to attend the 22nd annual American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Animal Welfare Assessment Contest (AWJAC).

UFAW joins RSB as new MO

21 October 2022

In August 2022, UFAW joined the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) as a new Member Organisation (MO).

The RSB is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting their members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences. The Society represents a diverse membership of individuals, learned societies and other organisations. 

Debate Forum on animal welfare labelling: an attempt to summarise….

8 July 2022

At the UFAW conference held in Edinburgh on the 28 -29 June 2022, a debate forum was organised to discuss the pros, the cons, and the challenges associated with animal welfare labelling of food products. It was chaired by UFAW Research Director Birte Nielsen and – to initiate the discussion – featured talks from  Professor Frank Tuyttens (ILVO and Ghent University, Belgium), Professor Siobhan Mullan (University College Dublin, Ireland), and Professor Alistair Lawrence (SRUC/University of Edinburgh, UK). To encourage an open debate, the meeting was neither live-streamed, nor recorded, and the summary is but a fraction of the opinions and issues raised in the hour-long discussion that followed the talks.

The UK has recognised Animal Sentience in Law, Now the Hard Work Begins…

11 April 2022

Last week, the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill completed its parliamentary stages and now awaits Royal Assent to become law. The passing of the bill means that animal sentience will be enshrined in UK law, having been the only piece of legislation that was not transferred from the EU following Brexit.