Farm Animal Welfare Council



Site audience and purpose

This site is intended to cover the information needs of different potential audiences - the general public, consumers, farmers and growers, the food industry and associated professionals, schoolchildren, students, teachers and academics and so on. It is structured to present simple information first, with an indication of more detail further into the site.


We welcome any feedback and suggestions on what you would like us to publish on the site. Please see our contacts page.

File Formats

This site principally uses files of the following five types:
(Users will need to have the correct software loaded on their machines to make full use of the information available.)


HTML is the basic file format used on the Internet, this page is in HTML format. It is our policy to make as much information as possible in this format. Sometimes, for technical reasons, some data may be made available in the following alternative formats.

NOTE: Large files - In the case of relatively large files, readers are advised to save the file directly onto their own PC rather than opening it via their web browser. Using the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser right-click on the link, select "Save Target As", and choose a suitable location on your PC; using the Netscape web browser right-click on the link and choose "Save Link As".


Documents marked Adobe acrobat pdf file are saved in Portable Document Format (PDF). To read them you will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Acrobat Reader software is available for downloading free of charge.

Viewers with visual difficulties may find it useful to investigate services provided by Adobe to improve the accessibility of Adobe Acrobat documents -


DOC is the file type for documents created using Microsoft WORD. This is a widely used word processing package.


XLS is the file type for documents created using Microsoft EXCEL. This is a widely used spreadsheet package.


CSV stands for Comma Separated Values and is the spreadsheet equivalent of .txt for word processors. You can cut and paste a CSV file into the spreadsheet of your choice, or download to your PC.

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