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‘GOVERNMENT, industry and all others involved in decision-making on animal welfare should have an understanding of the robustness of information that they are using.’
So says the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) in the first part of a report reviewing the evidence base for farm animal welfare. The full report, entitled ‘Evidence and the welfare of farmed animals’, is due to be published in 2015. The first instalment, which was published last month, defines ‘evidence’, describes the various types of information that form evidence used in forming opinions and making decisions, and considers how evidence is supplied. The FAWC says that this part of the report has been released as a draft for further discussion, and that it will …
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