The welfare state: five years measuring animal welfare in the UK, 2005 - 2009 brings together a collection of 30 indicators that assess how the UK is performing with regard to its animals.
The publication provides an insight into areas that are considered to be of significant importance in terms of animal welfare and aims to be a true representation across a broad spectrum of animal issues.
The report is divided into five sections:
Animals used in research and testing
Using the most up-to-date information available, the report celebrates the year's progress, demonstrates the areas of animal welfare that remained unchanged and highlights the areas where there is improvement still to be made.
Measuring animal welfare is a challenge. However, the report aims to demonstrate that by using objective measurement techniques year upon year, we can begin to really understand the state of animal welfare in the UK.
Read the five-year report and all previous reports by following the links on the right-hand side.