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FAWC advice to government

Advice given to government by the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (and its predecessor Council).

The previous Farm Animal Welfare Committee website is available at The National Archive.

The Farm Animal Welfare Council website is also available at The National Archive.

You can read more about the work of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee.

Advice from the Farm Animal Welfare Committee

  1. FAWC advice on sustainable agriculture and farm animal welfare

    • Independent report
  2. FAWC opinion on the health and wellbeing of farmers and farm animal welfare

    • Independent report
  3. Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) opinion on free farrowing systems

    • Independent report
  4. Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) opinion on calf nutrition

    • Independent report
  5. FAWC opinion on CCTV in slaughterhouses

    • Independent report
  6. FAWC report on evidence and the welfare of farmed animals, part 1, the evidence base

    • Independent report
  7. FAWC advice on farmed fish welfare

    • Independent report
  8. Farm Animal Welfare Committee: work plan, 2013 to 2016

    • Corporate report
  9. FAWC advice on space and headroom allowances for transport of farm animals

    • Independent report
  10. FAWC advice on keel bone fractures in laying hens

    • Independent report
  11. FAWC opinion on the welfare of farmed and park deer

    • Independent report
  12. FAWC report on farm animal welfare: health and disease

    • Independent report
  13. FAWC opinion on the welfare implications of breeding and breeding technologies in commercial livestock agriculture

    • Independent report
  14. FAWC advice on the cloning of farm animals

    • Independent report
  15. FAWC opinion on contingency planning for farm animal welfare in disasters and emergencies

    • Independent report
  16. FAWC advice on sustainable intensification of livestock agriculture

    • Independent report
  17. FAWC report on education about farm animal welfare

    • Independent report
  18. FAWC report on economics and farm animal welfare

    • Independent report

Advice prepared by the Welfare at Killing Standing Committee

  1. FAWC opinion on CCTV in slaughterhouses

    • Independent report
  2. FAWC advice on farmed fish welfare

    • Independent report
  3. FAWC advice on space allowances in slaughterhouse lairages

    • Independent report
  4. FAWC advice on upright bovine restraining pens for non-stun slaughter

    • Independent report
  5. FAWC advice on LINCO gas stunning system for poultry

    • Independent report
  6. FAWC advice on cattle inversion for religious slaughter

    • Independent report

Advice from the Farm Animal Welfare Council

The Farm Animal Welfare Council was established in 1979 and was closed on 31 March 2011, when its successor the Farm Animal Welfare Committee was created.

  1. FAWC opinion on sheep lameness

    • Independent report
  2. FAWC opinion on pig mutilations and environmental enrichment

    • Independent report
  3. FAWC opinion on osteoporosis and bone fractures in laying hens

    • Independent report
  4. FAWC opinion on dairy cow welfare

    • Independent report
  5. FAWC Report on Farm Animal Welfare in Great Britain: Past, Present and Future

    • Independent report
  6. FAWC report on the welfare of farmed animals at slaughter or killing, part two, white meat animals

    • Independent report
  7. FAWC opinion on policy instruments for improvement of farm animal welfare

    • Independent report
  8. FAWC opinion on the welfare of farmed gamebirds

    • Independent report
  9. FAWC report on the implications of castration and tail docking for the welfare of lambs

    • Independent report
  10. FAWC opinion on beak trimming of laying hens

    • Independent report
  11. FAWC opinion on enriched cages for laying hens

    • Independent report
  12. FAWC report on stockmanship and farm animal welfare

    • Independent report
  13. FAWC report on welfare labelling

    • Independent report
  14. FAWC report on the welfare implications of farm assurance schemes

    • Independent report
  15. FAWC report on the welfare of farmed animals at gatherings

    • Independent report
  16. FAWC report on the welfare implications of breeding and breeding technologies

    • Independent report
  17. FAWC report on the welfare of farmed animals at slaughter or killing

    • Independent report
  18. FAWC report on the welfare of broiler breeders

    • Independent report
  19. FAWC report on the welfare of farmed fish

    • Independent report
  20. FAWC report on the welfare of pigs kept outdoors

    • Independent report
Published 4 July 2014
Last updated 24 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added 'FAWC advice on sustainable agriculture and farm animal welfare' and 'FAWC opinion on the health and wellbeing of farmers and farm animal welfare'.
  2. New advice added on free farrowing systems and calf nutrition.
  3. First published.