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.

Latest from our Blog

Report on Companion Animal Welfare Science Workshop

AWRN implementing new methods to improve companion animal welfare science (CAWS) in the UK workshop Workshop organisers Rowena Packer and Lucy Asher welcomed everyone to the workshop on 16th December 2019. There were 60 delegates in attendance from a variety of ...Read more >

Report on Fourth Annual Meeting

16th and 17th September - University of Bristol Mike Mendl, as the Network Lead for AWRN welcomed all the delegates to the Fourth Annual Meeting of the AWRN. We teamed up to update everyone on the work that the network ...Read more >

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 >