Positive Welfare

In the annual meeting in 2012 EuroFAWC debated the aspects of Positive Welfare

The participants concluded that:



  • Animals can experience positive and negative moods
  • Negative experiences are necessary to obtain a positive state of welfare.
  • There is a need for reopening the debate on what kind of welfare we ought to achieve for animals.
  • The concept of ‘adaptive welfare’ should be seriously considered in this reopened debate.