"Animal welfare science: Rising to the challenges of a changing world"
We are living in a time of significant global challenges and changes.
Improving animal welfare can help in tackling many of these, so the science of animal welfare has a large part to play in helping attain a sustainable way of living in the future. There is also growing awareness and concern amongst many people around the world regarding the treatment and welfare of animals, and our responsibilities towards them. This has led to a growing shift in focus away from simply ensuring that managed animals do not have poor welfare, and towards providing them with a good quality of life.
The WAFL conference is an international scientific conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level, held once every three years.