Background

Animal Welfare

The FACE Man & Animal Group

Considering the crucial importance of the public debate on animal welfare, the FACE General Assembly XLV in September 2011 decided to renew the mandate of the permanent Working Group, ‘Man & Animal’, to formulate policies on the relationship between hunting on the one hand, and the welfare of wild animals on the other.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, it is preparing an evidence-based set of ethical, ecological and other insights justifying the practice of ‘using’ wild animals in a responsible way, including sustainable hunting, as well as collecting scientific reports, studies and other peer-reviewed publications relating to the welfare of wild animals. This work coordinates and complements the important work done by national hunters’ organisations over many years.

Animal Welfare at the European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/welfare/index_en.htm