The Farm Animal Welfare Forum brings together a group of influential organisations concerned with improving farm animal welfare.
The organisations involved include Compassion in World Farming, the Food Animal Initiative, the Co-operative Group, World Society for the Protection of Animals, RSPCA and the Soil Association.
Taking the internationally accepted Five Freedoms as our guide, we have identified the most pressing animal welfare issues and developed high-level strategies for addressing them. We believe we can do most to improve the welfare of animals by working collaboratively towards shared strategic objectives.
Because we believe improvements in farm animal welfare must be based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence and analysis, we consult with representatives from the University of Bristol Animal Behaviour and Welfare Group, a centre of excellence for animal welfare science.
As our proposed improvements must be economically viable for farmers and businesses in the food supply chain, the Forum includes leading representatives from the voluntary sector, food and farming industries. We also cooperate with other organisations concerned with farm animal welfare that support our analysis and want to work with us to achieve our objectives.