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Liaison Group of Animal Welfare Advisory Bodies

The Liaison Group is a forum for discussion and coordination amongst the Chairs and Secretariats of the UK animal welfare advisory bodies: the Animal Procedures Committee (APC), the Companion Animal Welfare Council (CAWC), the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) and the Zoos Expert Committee.  It facilitates information sharing and discussion about issues relevant to animal welfare across all sectors.

The Liaison Group’s Terms of Reference

  • To consider any matters relating to animal welfare and, in particular, to discuss and to share information on all matters relevant to all sectors and, where appropriate, to organise meetings on these subjects and/or to provide reviews, opinion and/or advice on them.
  • To address questions from Government and others, as appropriate, on matters relating to animal welfare across the sectors and to provide advice to Government, other bodies and the public as appropriate on matters relating to animal welfare.

The terms of reference of the APC, CAWC, and the Zoos Expert Committee are available at: apc.homeoffice.gov.uk, www.cawc.org.uk, and Defra website, respectively.

A discussion paper by the Liaison Group of Animal Welfare Advisory Bodies, on Animal Welfare Surveillance, was published on 13 December 2010. 

A discussion paper by the Liaison Group of Animal Welfare Advisory Bodies, on UK law relating to animal welfare was published on 30 January 2013.

Contact

The Secretariat to the Liaison Group of Animal Welfare Advisory Bodies is provided by the FAWC Secretariat.  Please see our contact us page.

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Page last modified: January 30, 2013