The Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science facilitates the well-being of animals through interdisciplinary discovery, learning and engagement. We identify animal welfare challenges, approaches to alleviate them, and education to advance socially responsible decision-making on animal care, management, and policy.
Facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations on animal welfare science.
Our Membership and Employment
- The Center for Animal Welfare Science is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our team. We're looking for a highly motivated, independent and creative individual to provide high level administrative and secretarial support to the Director.
To learn more about the position and to apply, click here or visit www.Purdue.Taleo.Net and search for Job Number 1500620.
- Caws is also accepting membership applications! Visit our Membership page to see our membership criteria and available positions.
- May 21, 2015 - The inaugural annual CAWS Symposium will be held at Purdue University.
We facilitate the well-being of animals using sound science and ethics to investigate and promote the best animal care and management practices.
- Supplementation improves hen behavior and performance ... See 2014 AWSC travel scholarship winner Jiaying Hu's executive summary of her current research. (PDF, 339kb)
- Nest Building as an Indicator of Health and Welfare in Laboratory Mice ... Read more and view video.
- Effects of Classroom-Assisted Activities on Social Functioning in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (PDF, 156kb)
- The biology of the human-animal bond.
- The human-animal bond and domestication.
- Bonding with commodities: Social constructions and implications of human-animal relationships in contemporary livestock production.
- Breeding for kinder, gentler animals ... Learn more about our research.
- Did you know that Purdue is home to the second largest comprehensive Maddie's Fund program in the country? Read more about Maddie's Fund.