Well-attended annual DCAW conference on November 21 2012 in Copenhagen
The annual DCAW conference themed "Welfare of sick animals - is it good enough?" was held in Copenhagen on November 21 2012.
Link to conference site (in Danish)
Danish report on animal welfare control and research in 2011 published by DCAW
DCAW published its annual report on animal welfare control and research in Denmark in 2011 on July 12 2012 titled: "Dyrevelfærd i Danmark 2011".
Download the report "Dyrevelfærd i Danmark 2011" (in Danish)
The Danish Centre for Animal Welfare publishes report (in English) on animal welfare control and research.
Download the report "Animal Welfare in Denmark 2010"
The Danish Centre for Animal Welfare (DCAW)
DCAW was inititated in January 2010. DCAW is located at the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration but is a collaborative initiative bringing together animal welfare experts from the authorities as well as from Copenhagen and Aarhus universities.
DCAW contributes to improving animal welfare by:
- Presenting an overview of animal welfare-related data from authorities, from the farming industry and from research.
- Comparing Danish animal welfare data and legislation to that of other European countries
- Communicating animal welfare knowledge to relevant stakeholders, such as farmers, politicians, veterinarians, researchers, pet owners, etc.
- Initiating and supporting animal welfare research
Focus on databased information
For the first time, databased information relating to animal welfare will be brought together in one place. DCAW is creating a ’knowledge hub’ for animal welfare issues, by gathering, processing and communicating databased information about animal welfare. Data collected from the authorities, the farming industry and from research will enable stakeholder to get an overview of the level of animal welfare in various farm animal production systems.