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FAWC Reports

Farm Animal Welfare Council publications are free.

Government responses to a number of the Council's reports are in the Animal Welfare Publications Section of the Defra Animal Welfare Website.

Recent reports

  • FAWC Final Report (PDF 270 KB) - This report was published in March 2011 before its closure on 31 March 2011.  This contains details of the advice published, communications and activity during 2010-2011 and the ongoing work that will be passed to the new Farm Animal Welfare Committee for completion.

  • FAWC Annual Review 2009-2010 (PDF 2MB).

  • Report on Farm Animal Welfare in Great Britain: Past, Present and Future (PDF 500KB). This review of farm animal welfare policy looks back at developments since the Brambell Report in 1965 and makes recommendations that will improve farm animal welfare into the future. A press release (PDF 20KB) has been issued.

  • Report on the Welfare of Farmed Animals at Slaughter or Killing – Part Two: White Meat Animals.  This is the second report dealing with the welfare of farmed animals at slaughter or killing and was published in May 2009.  This Report contains the Council’s views on the welfare of farmed poultry and rabbits at slaughter or killing.  It makes a number of recommendations that aim to improve the standard of animal welfare before and during slaughter or killing.

  • FAWC Report on the Implications of Castration and Tail Docking for the Welfare of Lambs – This report was published in June 2008 and considers the implications of these two operations for the welfare of lambs. It follows up recommendation made in our 1994 Report on the Welfare of Sheep and considers evidence produced since then in reaching its conclusions, which aim to minimise the suffering arising from castration and tail docking.

  • FAWC Report on Stockmanship and Farm Animal Welfare - This report was published in June 2007 offering Council's views on good stockmanship. This report addresses the challenge of providing effective education and training for livestock farmers and stockmen and makes a number of recommendations on improvements.

  • Report on Welfare Labelling - This report was published in June 2006 offering Council's views on the labelling of livestock-based products in relation to the welfare of farmed animals. It makes recommendations to improve the welfare of farmed animals through appropriate labelling.


Hard copies are available from the FAWC Secretariat.

PB Number
Titles available on-line
Date published
  FAWC Final Report (PDF 270 KB)
March 2011
  Annual Review 2009-2010 (PDF 2MB)
July 2010
  Report on Farm Animal Welfare in Great Britain: Past, Present and Future (PDF 500KB).
October 2009
  Annual Review 2008/2009 Adobe acrobat pdf file (610 KB)
July 2009
  Report on the Welfare of Farmed Animals at Slaughter or Killing – Part Two: White Meat Animals. Adobe acrobat pdf file (500 KB)
May 2009
  Annual Review 2007/2008 Adobe acrobat pdf file (3 MB - Please note this is a large file)
July 2008
  Report on the implications of castration and tail docking for the welfare of lambs (PDF 550KB)
June 2008
  Annual Review 2006/2007 Adobe acrobat pdf file (787 KB)
June 2007
Report on Stockmanship and Farm Animal Welfare Adobe acrobat pdf file (145 KB)
June 2007
Report on Welfare Labelling Adobe acrobat pdf file (143 KB)
June 2006
Annual Review 2005/2006 Adobe acrobat pdf file (1.86 MB)
June 2006
Annual Review 2004/2005 Adobe acrobat pdf file(2 MB - Please note this is a large file)
June 2005
Welfare of Farmed Animals at Gatherings Adobe acrobat pdf file (629 KB)
June 2005
Welfare Implications of Farm Assurance Schemes Adobe acrobat pdf file (963 KB)
June 2005
Annual Review 2003/2004 Adobe acrobat pdf file (2 MB - Please note this is a large file)
2004
Report on the Welfare Implications of Animal Breeding and Breeding Technologies in Commercial Agriculture Adobe acrobat pdf file (546 KB)
2004
8348
FAWC Annual Review Report 2002/2003 Adobe acrobat pdf file (229 KB)
2003
8347
Report on the Welfare of Farmed Animals at Slaughter or Killing - Part 1: Red Meat Animals Adobe acrobat pdf file(595 KB)
2003
6455

FMD 2001 and Animal Welfare: lessons for the future

Contents and Foreword Adobe acrobat pdf file(97 KB)
Body of Report Adobe acrobat pdf file(210 KB)

2002
5797
Interim Report on the Animal Welfare Implications of Farm Assurance Schemes Adobe acrobat pdf file(141 KB)
2001
Advice to Ministers on Welfare Implications for Low Value and Surplus Farm Animals 2001
2001
FAWC Annual Reviews in Adobe acrobat pdf file format for the years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
1999
2000
2001
2002
Advice on the Enforcement of Animal Welfare Legislation
1999
4132
Report on the Implications of Cloning for the Welfare of Farmed Livestock
1998
3907
Report on the Welfare of Broiler Breeders
1998
3797
Farm Animal Welfare Council Annual Report 1997
1997
3426
Report on the Welfare of Dairy Cattle
1997
3221
Report on the Welfare of Laying Hens
1997
2765
Report on the Welfare of Farmed Fish
1996
2608
Report on the Welfare of Pigs Kept Outdoors
1996
2033
Report on the Welfare of Turkeys
1995

Title
Date published
Report on the Welfare of Sheep: PB 1755 (PDF 5 MB)
1994
Guidelines on the Welfare of Farmed Ostriches (PDF 1 MB)
1993
Report on Priorities for Animal Welfare Research and Development: PB 1310 (PDF 3 MB)
1993
Report on the Welfare of Broiler Chickens: PB 0910 (PDF 4 MB)
1992
Report on the Welfare of Laying Hens in Colony Systems: PB 0734 (PDF 5 MB)
1991
Report on the European Commission Proposals on the Transport of Animals: PB 0687 (PDF 3 MB)
1991
Advice to Ministers on the Handling and Transport of Poultry: PB 0125 (PDF 2.5 MB)
1990
Report on the Enforcement Working Group: PB 0124 (PDF 5 MB)
1990
Report on the Priorities in Animal Welfare Research and Development (PDF 1.5 MB)
1988
Advice to Agriculture Ministers on Transportation of Unfit Animals (PDF 1 MB)
1988
Assessment of Pig Production Systems (PDF 1 MB)
1988

Report on the Welfare of Livestock at Markets:

Parts 1 and 2 (PDF 0.5 MB), Part 3 (PDF 0.5 MB), Parts 4 and 5 (PDF 0.5 MB) and, Parts 6 and 7 (PDF 0.5 MB)

1986
An Assessment of Egg Production Systems (PDF 1 MB)
1986
Report on the Welfare of Livestock when Slaughtered by Religious Methods (PDF 7 MB)
1985
Report on the Welfare of Farmed Deer (PDF 7.5 MB)
1985
Report on the Welfare of Livestock (Red Meat Animals) at the Time of Slaughter (PDF 13 MB)
1984
Report on the Welfare of Poultry at the Time of Slaughter (PDF 1.5 MB)
1982
Advice to the Agriculture Ministers of Great Britain on the Need to Control Certain Mutilations of Farm Animals (PDF 1 MB)
1981
Report on the Animal Welfare Implications of the Harvesting of Deer Antlers in Velvet (PDF 2.5 MB)
1980

 

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