Animal welfare services
Who to contact for help and advice.
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare is a unique scientific and technical animal welfare organisation. They use scientific knowledge and established expertise to improve the welfare of animals kept as pets, in zoos, laboratories, and on farms and of wild animals with which we interact.
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
DEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs ensures priority is given to standards for welfare of animals on-farm, during transport, at markets and at slaughter. DEFRA is also responsible for policy on general animal welfare, which covers the welfare of all domestic and captive animals.
Farm Animal Welfare Council
The Farm Animal Welfare Council is an independent advisory body established by the Government in 1979. Its terms of reference are to keep under review the welfare of farm animals on agricultural land, at market, in transit and at the place of slaughter; and to advise the Government of any legislative or other changes that may be necessary
For general information on animal welfare for pets and other animals, please visit the RSPCA website.