Welcome to the BBSRC-UFAW Animal Welfare Research Network (AWRN) website. The Network is co-funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW).

It aims to bring together the UK animal welfare research community, researchers in related areas, and stakeholders with interests in animal welfare, to identify important research topics, increase collaboration, and support and encourage research activities.

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Humane Slaughter Award

  Very large numbers of farmed livestock are slaughtered daily around the world to provide food and other resources for human benefit. The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) works to improve standards of welfare for food animals during transport, marketing, slaughter, and ...Read more >

UFAW Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year award

  Background The UFAW Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year Award is a prize that recognises the achievements of young scientists who have made significant contributions to improving the welfare of animals. The Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year Award is ...Read more >

AWRN-Funded Workshops for 2019/2020

        The vision of the AWRN is to foster enhanced collaboration and cohesion within the animal welfare research community, with a view to increasing successful grant-funded research and promoting the impact of outputs from research. As an important strand of its ...Read more >