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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: Evidence and the welfare of farmed animals - part 2: evidence based decision making
  2. FAWC advice on sustainable agriculture and farm animal welfare
  3. FAWC opinion on the health and wellbeing of farmers and farm animal welfare
  4. Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) opinion on free farrowing systems
  5. Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) opinion on calf nutrition
  6. FAWC report on evidence and the welfare of farmed animals, part 1, the evidence base
  7. Farm Animal Welfare Committee: work plan, 2013 to 2016
  8. FAWC advice on space and headroom allowances for transport of farm animals
  9. FAWC advice on keel bone fractures in laying hens
  10. FAWC opinion on the welfare of farmed and park deer
  11. FAWC report on farm animal welfare: health and disease
  12. FAWC opinion on the welfare implications of breeding and breeding technologies in commercial livestock agriculture
  13. FAWC advice on the cloning of farm animals
  14. FAWC opinion on contingency planning for farm animal welfare in disasters and emergencies
  15. FAWC advice on sustainable intensification of livestock agriculture
  16. FAWC report on education about farm animal welfare
  17. FAWC report on economics and farm animal welfare

Advice prepared by the Welfare at Killing Standing Committee

  1. FAWC opinion on the welfare of animals killed on-farm
  2. FAWC opinion on CCTV in slaughterhouses
  3. FAWC advice on farmed fish welfare
  4. FAWC advice on space allowances in slaughterhouse lairages
  5. FAWC advice on upright bovine restraining pens for non-stun slaughter
  6. FAWC advice on LINCO gas stunning system for poultry
  7. FAWC advice on cattle inversion for religious slaughter

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
  2. FAWC opinion on pig mutilations and environmental enrichment
  3. FAWC opinion on osteoporosis and bone fractures in laying hens
  4. FAWC opinion on dairy cow welfare
  5. FAWC Report on Farm Animal Welfare in Great Britain: Past, Present and Future
  6. FAWC report on the welfare of farmed animals at slaughter or killing, part two, white meat animals
  7. FAWC opinion on policy instruments for improvement of farm animal welfare
  8. FAWC opinion on the welfare of farmed gamebirds
  9. FAWC report on the implications of castration and tail docking for the welfare of lambs
  10. FAWC opinion on beak trimming of laying hens
  11. FAWC opinion on enriched cages for laying hens
  12. FAWC report on stockmanship and farm animal welfare
  13. FAWC report on welfare labelling
  14. FAWC report on the welfare implications of farm assurance schemes
  15. FAWC report on the welfare of farmed animals at gatherings
  16. FAWC report on the welfare implications of breeding and breeding technologies
  17. FAWC report on the welfare of farmed animals at slaughter or killing
  18. FAWC report on the welfare of broiler breeders
  19. FAWC report on the welfare of farmed fish
  20. FAWC report on the welfare of pigs kept outdoors
Published 4 July 2014
Last updated 19 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the report: Evidence and the welfare of farmed animals - part 2: evidence based decision making
  2. FAWC opinion on the welfare of animals killed on-farm added.
  3. Added 'FAWC advice on sustainable agriculture and farm animal welfare' and 'FAWC opinion on the health and wellbeing of farmers and farm animal welfare'.
  4. New advice added on free farrowing systems and calf nutrition.
  5. First published.