BVA Animal Welfare Foundation funds JMICAWE research
We are delighted that the BVA Animal Welfare Foundation (https://www.bva-awf.org.uk/) has decided to fund a grant proposed by JMICAWE to identify the animal welfare priorities for the UK.
The research will use a social science technique, a Delphi analysis, to achieve consensus amongst experts on what are the most important animal welfare issues for the UK and to identify areas that should be the focus for further research.
Up for discussion in particular will be how we balance very severe animal welfare challenges (which may affect only a very small number of animals) against less severe issues (but where thousands or even millions of animals may be affected). We will be working with our animal welfare colleagues at SRUC, and with the University of Cambridge, as well as seeking a range of expert stakeholders across different industries and managed animal species and look forward to exploring the range of animal welfare issues that may be causing concern in the UK.