Current Research Findings

Docking piglet tails: How much does it hurt and for how long?

Despite the current position of European authorities and of the general public against the practice... >>

Characterization of short- and long-term mechanical sensitisation following surgical tail amputation in pigs

Tail injuries in pigs are a cause for concern in modern pig production, due to... >>

Welfare assessment of Low Atmospheric Pressure Stunning (LAPS) in boiler chickens

    In 2015 over 59 billion broiler chickens were produced globally for human consumption and therefore... >>

Vegetarian versus Meat-Based Diets for Companion Animals

Many owners of companion animals are interested in vegetarian diets for their animals, as concerns... >>

Orca Behavior and Subsequent Aggression Associated with Oceanarium Confinement

Orca behaviors interacting with humans within apparent friendship bonds are reviewed, and some impediments to... >>

Meta-analysis on the effects of housing on growing rabbits

  Photo copyright: ©Compassion in World Farming   Rabbits are the second most-farmed species in Europe, but are under-represented in... >>

Cross-modal recognition of familiar conspecifics in goats

This article by Benjamin Pitcher and co-authored by AWRN members Alan McElligott and Luigi Baciadonna,... >>

Analysis of Factors Relating to Companion Rabbits Relinquished to Two United Kingdom Rehoming Centers

A new study, just published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, explores the... >>

Activity reduced by noxious chemical stimulation is ameliorated by immersion in analgesic drugs in zebrafish

This study, by Lynne Sneddon and her colleagues at the University of Liverpool, explored whether unprotected... >>

Why goats stare at men and its impact on human–animal interactions

  A new review article in Small Ruminant Research outlines recent advances in the area of... >>