Contribution to ‘National AW RD&E – Australian Animal Welfare Views’

Australian Pork Limited

  • Project code: PRJ-010157

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  • Project completion date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • National Priority: CME-Priority 4-Ensuring food safety of Australian chicken meat


This project will lead to the development of a web-based forum for social engagement on key topics relating to animal welfare, led by Animal Welfare Science Centre (AWSC) at the University of Melbourne.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

Australian Pork Limited

Objective Summary

Deliverables of the project:
– Establishment of a web-based forum which can be used to address specific issues.
– Understanding of the stakeholders’ views and background on targeted welfare topis.
– Publication of peer-reviewed scientific papers to disseminate the findings.
Once established, the forum will have the potential to expand to other animal industries or particular issues.
This project will allow identifying current or future issues surrounding a particular topic, and more specifically identifying the characteristic that are or may likely be problematic. By observing the discussion within groups, the amount of divergence across stakeholders can also be assessed.