Science in the Service of Animal Welfare

UFAW is an internationally recognised, independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity concerned with improving knowledge and understanding of animals’ needs. It promotes high standards of welfare and practical, long-lasting solutions to welfare problems for farm, companion, laboratory, captive wild animals and those with which we interact in the wild.


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Virtual Conference reaches over 50,000 people

UFAW’S Senior Scientific Programme Manager Dr Huw Golledge gave a keynote presentation at the LabRoots two-day international Laboratory Animal Science (LAS) virtual conference, which was held live entirely online.

UFAW assists with developing standards for laboratory animal care in China

For some years, UFAW has been jointly organising seminars with the Home Office, Chinese Association of Laboratory Animal Science CALAS, and AAALAC International to assist in the development of Chinese regulation in this area. The latest attracted over 450 Chinese delegates.

UFAW International Symposium 2017

Measuring animal welfare and applying scientific advances - Why is it still so difficult?

27-29th June 2017
Royal Holloway, University of London, Surrey, UK

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