The WelfairTM animal welfare certification scheme is based on an exhaustive assessment of the animal’s welfare by direct observation of the animal and its environment. These assessments follow the indications set by the Welfare Quality® and AWIN protocols.
You can access the protocols through the following links:
The Welfare Quality protocols were initially developed for only three species: cattle, pigs and poultry (broilers / hens) on farms and in the slaughterhouse. However, operators working with other species have claimed in recent years that they also need this type of tool. Consequently, IRTA has developed new “Welfare Quality®-inspired” protocols for WelfairTM certification for rabbits, sheep, goats and turkeys.