7 June 2001
The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) launches its 2000-2001 Annual Review today.
The review provides a detailed analysis of FAWC's work in the past 12 months. It includes summaries of advice sent to Ministers on welfare implications for low value and surplus livestock and the need for progress on improving broiler leg health; information about FAWC's responses to Government consultations; and outlines the work of its working groups, which include those looking at the welfare impact of Farm Assurance Schemes, the welfare of animals at slaughter, and the welfare of animals at markets.
Copies of the review are available from:
1A Page Street
London SW1P 4PQ
Tel: 020 7904 6534 Fax: 020 7904 6533
The Farm Animal Welfare Council will also launch its new independent website at its Open Meeting on 8 June 2001. The website address is www.fawc.org.uk.
Notes for Editors
1. The Farm Animal Welfare Council was established by Government in 1979 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 Agriculture Ministers of any legislative or other changes that may be necessary. This remit has been extended to include developments in the European Union.
2. All members serve in a personal capacity and do not represent any organisation with which they may be associated.
3. Copies of FAWC publications are available from the Secretariat (020 7904 6534).