Welfare across multiple species Discussion forum sessions

Our Discussion Forums offer veterinary & animal welfare professionals a platform to engage with, discuss and reflect on some of the most pressing and controversial animal welfare issues. Over the years we have covered important animal welfare topics such as: How can we influence human behaviour for better welfare?, Taking veterinary ethics to the next level, and the AWF Delphi Project. We have highlighted a few of our animal welfare topics sessions which span multiple species below.

Don’t forget to download our reflective learning guide which we created to help to get the most out of our sessions. For some of our videos we have put together a list of questions for you to consider whilst watching, so be sure to read the video descriptions for these,.

Watch popular welfare across multiple species Discussion Forum sessions

Delphi project to prioritise UK animal welfare issues

Delphi project to prioritise UK animal welfare issues

What do experts believe are the most important welfare issues for animals? The aim of this AWF-funded Delphi research project was to achieve a prioritised list of the agreed most important welfare issues affecting managed animals in the UK.

How can we influence human behaviour for better welfare

How can we influence human behaviour for better welfare

In this session, experts in human behaviour change share their experiences in this fascinating field of work. You will learn about what motivates human behaviour, explore innovative ways of influencing behaviour, and hear about an equine project that is putting these tools into practice to improve animal welfare.

VETed Talk: Taking veterinary ethics to the next level

VETed Talk: Taking veterinary ethics to the next level

Professor Thomas Blaha, Preside of the German Veterinary Association for Animal Welfare, explains why and how the ‘Ethics-Codex of Germany’s Veterinarians’ was developed and the advantages of this powerful act of self-commitment.

Browse all welfare across multiple species Discussion Forum sessions

Browse all welfare across multiple species Discussion Forum sessions

Join in

Give to AWF


  1. Meet our student researchers: Laura Simons

    … Laura Simons is a third-year student in Veterinary Sciences at Bristol Veterinary School. Laura chose to focus her AWF-funded research project on veterinary professionals’ confidence and capability to identify […]
  2. Meet the speaker: Meghan Barrett

    … Meghan Barrett is assistant Professor of Biology at Indiana University Indianapolis & Director at the Insect Welfare Research Society. She researches insect neurobiology, thermal adaptations, and the welfare of […]
  3. Meet the speaker: Jo Hockenhull

    … Jo Hockenhull is an animal welfare researcher with a particular focus on the influence of human perceptions and attitudes on decision-making and welfare. She currently is Head of Research […]
  4. April is National Pet Month!

    As we celebrate #NationalPetMonth, AWF’s team shares facts about their beloved furry (and sometimes feathery!) companions, as well as some welfare advice. You will find below some key facts and […]
  5. Health and welfare over looks

    Extreme conformation refers to breeding practices that result in exaggerated physical traits in animals, often at the expense of their health and welfare. … Nearly 40% of veterinary professionals in […]
  6. AWF presents at BVA Council

    … This morning at BVA Council, AWF Chair of Trustees Julian Kupfer presented one of the most innovative and significant research projects funded by AWF. The research project, called “Pandemic […]
  7. 3 common mistakes when applying to an AWF student grant

    Since launching the Student Grant Scheme in 2016, AWF has invested over £75,000 in student research projects, from exploring imported rescue dogs’ health and behaviour issues to investigating the impact […]
  8. Meet our student researchers: Victoria McCulloch

      … Although not a student anymore, Victoria McCulloch benefited from the AWF Student Grant Scheme back in 2017 when she was studying veterinary medicine at the University of Edinburgh. […]
  9. 3 reasons to become an AWF student grant supervisor

    Our 2024 Student Grant Scheme, which aims to give students in veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing, animal welfare studies, agricultural sciences, zoology or social sciences the opportunity to develop their research […]
  10. “Is calf welfare good enough?”

    On Thursday 19th October, AWF hosted a though-provoking debate on calf welfare at BCVA Congress as part of a new initiative, the “BCVA Forum”. Despite notable progress in calf welfare, […]