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About the Danish Centre for Animal Welfare

The aim of the Danish Centre for Animal Welfare (DCAW) is to contribute to the improvement of animal welfare in Denmark. Read about recent activities in DCAW on this page.


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June 30, 2016 

The Danish Centre for Animal Welfare publishes report (in Danish) on animal welfare inspection results in 2015.

May 4, 2015
International conference on improving pig welfare hosted by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries

On 29-30 April, 2015, Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Dan Jørgensen, hosted an international conference "Improving Pig Welfare - what are the ways forward?".
During the two-day conference, top academics, experts and political stakeholders from around the world debated and worked to prepare the way forward in improving pig welfare in Europe and ultimately in the world. Ministers from the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden participated.
The conference was organised by the Ministry and the Danish Centre for Animal Welfare (DCAW).

March 1, 2015
International conference in Copenhagen 29-30 April, 2015, on pig welfare: “Improving Pig Welfare – what are the ways forward?".

Titled “Improving Pig Welfare – what are the ways forward?”, the two-day international conference focusing on pig welfare will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on April 29 and April 30, 2015.

The conference will be attended by stakeholders with an interest in the field of animal welfare, pig production and research. The conference is organized by the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and The Danish Centre for Animal Welfare (DCAW).

The conference will bring together highly esteemed scientists and specialists who will present recent knowledge on pig welfare such as tail docking, mortality and castration. The conference will in addition facilitate discussions on the ways forward for pig welfare in several workshops and a panel discussion where stakeholders from different organisations will be brought together.  

Finally, the conference will present a large number of posters on projects focusing on pig welfare.

DCAW looks forward to seeing you in Denmark on April 29 and 30 2015. Read more about the conference at www.IPWC2015.dk

Enriching DCAW conference on November 20, 2014, in Copenhagen
The annual DCAW conference was held in Copenhagen on 20 November, 2014. 

The conference theme in 2014 was "A rich life – enrichment and its importance for animal welfare".
Well-attended annual DCAW conference on November 21 2013 in Copenhagen
The annual DCAW conference themed "The human-animal-relationship - how does it affect animal welfare?" was held in Copenhagen on November 21 2013.
The Danish Centre for Animal Welfare publishes report (in English) on animal welfare control and research.

About the Danish Centre for Animal Welfare (DCAW)
DCAW was initiated 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:
  • Communicating animal welfare knowledge to relevant stakeholders such as farmers, politicians, veterinarians, researchers, pet owners, etc.
  • Initiating and supporting animal welfare research.
  • 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

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Last Modified 24. November 2021