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.
We are now accepting membership applications!
- 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.