Organizations

Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) Association

A partnership between Alberta's major livestock groups to focus on improved livestock handling and responsible animal care. This site provides livestock handling and care guidelines, reports, training programs, animal welfare curriculum for agricultural colleges, and more.


International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS)

Provides free access to online information (electronic books, proceedings, calendar of events) for veterinarians, veterinary students and animal health professionals worldwide.


Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

An organization characterized by excellence within the veterinary profession and to the well-being of animals. Articles available on livestock transport issues, animal vocalizations and welfare, common definitions of animal welfare, and more.


Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC), United Kingdom

An independent advisory body established to review the welfare of farm animals on agricultural land, at market, in transit and at the place of slaughter.


Federation for Animal Science Societies (FASS)

The goals of FASS are to bring together a federated society for the pursuit of scientific and educational good of animal agriculture. FASS offers farm animal worker training programs for livestock, poultry, and horses. They also publish and distribute the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching.


The Animal Welfare Science Centre

The University of Melbourne, Monash University, and the Department of Primary Industries Victoria.

This research and teaching center aims to improve welfare practices of domestic animals and increase the value of Australian livestock production.


American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

The AVMA represents veterinarians who work in all aspects of the veterinary field, including private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services.


National Institute for Animal Agriculture

The NIAA is an umbrella organization of producers, veterinarians, processors, corporations, and commodity organizations that advocate programs that improve animal health, care, and food safety. NIAA produces educational videos and pamphlets on animal care, behavior, handling, transportation, and disease. Topics covered are livestock animal care, handling, housing, nutrition, health, and tranportation.


Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) Association

A partnership between Alberta, Canada's major livestock groups to focus on improved livestock handling and responsible animal care. This site provides livestock handling and care guidelines, reports, training programs, animal welfare curriculum for agricultural colleges, and more.


Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)

Scientific and technical animal welfare organization working to improve the welfare of animals kept as pets, in zoos, laboratories, and on farms and of wild animals with which we interact. UFAW funds research, holds symposia, and produces publications on animal welfare.


International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS)

Provides free access to online information (electronic books, proceedings, calendar of events) for veterinarians, veterinary students and animal health professionals related to farm animals. Book chapters can be printed on a desktop printer for easy reading.