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WHAT DOES THE COUNCIL DO?

Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWAC)

  • Established in 2002
  • Provides a forum for different interest groups to meet, exchange divergent views and reach consensus on the broad mandate of challenges facing farm animal welfare
  • All members have a common purpose and share the view that animal welfare is an issue of very high importance.

The Council convenes 5 times a year but Standing Committees and Working Groups meet more frequently. These groups undertake the detailed analysis and prepare recommendations for the Council's consideration.

 

WHAT HAS THE COUNCIL DONE?

We have published a number of reports relating to specific animal welfare issues and, on a regular basis, provide advice or voice concern to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries.