Center for Animal Welfare Science

We facilitate the well-being of animals using sound science and ethics to investigate and promote the best animal care and management practices.

Our History

Purdue University has a long-standing reputation for excellence in agricultural animal behavior and welfare research

Center for Animal Welfare Science

Read the CAWS Strategic Plan
Read the CAWS Strategic Plan


CAWS LogoOur Mission: To promote animal welfare through science-based information and education to advance socially responsible decisions concerning animal care.

Our Goal: To facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations in order to identify animal welfare challenges, strategies to alleviate them, and education to aid implementation.

May 15-16, 2019 - CAWS Symposium

CAWS Upcoming Seminar Series 2019

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