The Welfare Quality Network is a collaborative project of a large group of former participants in the Welfare Quality® project and interested industry partners. The Network focuses on scientific exchange and activities to contribute to the further development and implementation and use of the Welfare Quality® animal welfare assessment systems. The Welfare Quality Network also aims to provide relevant knowledge and services to support actors in animal production chains who would like to implement or use the Welfare Quality® animal welfare assessment systems.
The activities focus on the following main areas:
Management of the system and support instruments (including training in their use by Network partners), Maintenance of the system, Upgrading the system, Promoting stakeholder involvement and Prioritizing and facilitating research.
More information: www.welfarequalitynetwork.net
Book: Blokhuis, H.J., Jones, R.B, Veissier, I. and Miele, M. (Eds.), 2013. Improving farm animal welfare. Science and society working together: the Welfare Quality approach. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen. 232p.
Contact: Harry Blokhuis