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GCAW is pleased to be attending the World Farm Animal Welfare – Beijing Consensus Conference at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) headquarters in Italy, September 2023. Dr Nathan Rhys Williams accepted an invitation to participate in a panel discussion on Sharing Animal Welfare Best Practice at the event. He said,...
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Pig Welfare
GCAW convened members of its Pig Welfare Working Group on 6 September 2023. The Group was pleased to welcome speakers from Canadian pork producer, duBreton, whose mission it is to connect 400 family-run farms in Eastern Canada to consumers who value sustainability and animal welfare. Attendees were most  grateful to duBreton’s Director of Agricultural Operations,...
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Global Coalition for Animal Welfare
The quarterly meeting for all GCAW members was held on 26 July 2023. The group was pleased to welcome guest speaker David Speller, Founder and CEO of Optifarm for an expert briefing about technology as an enabler for driving improvements in animal welfare at scale. From his own experience of managing broiler farms, David spoke...
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Pig Welfare
In collaboration with the Dutch Young Farmers’ Association (NAJK), GCAW organised a study tour to Sweden for the next generation of Dutch pig farmers. Sweden has an advanced welfare programme in which tail docking of meat pigs and close confinement farrowing crates for sows and piglets are not permitted, and so provides an excellent environment...
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GCAW's Broiler Chicken Welfare Working Group have developed a GCAW Recommendation on the Use of Welfare Outcome Measures for Broiler Chickens which sets out GCAW’s recommendations for using welfare outcome measures alongside input-based measures for supporting improvements in broiler chicken welfare.
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GCAW's Laying Hen Welfare Working Group has published a formal position statement on combination systems for laying hens.
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