Frequently Asked Questions

TAWC is a society-driven network for improving animal welfare. Because TAWC is a network and not a company, we receive many questions about how TAWC works. Please find some of our most frequently asked questions below. If your question is not answered here, please use the form at the bottom of the page to ask your question. Thank you!

What does TAWC stand for?

TAWC stands for The Animal Welfare Collaborative.

What is TAWC?

TAWC is a broad network of individuals, companies, and organisations working together to improve animal welfare. The network is facilitated by key Australian universities.

What does TAWC hope to achieve?

TAWC’s vision is to achieve continuous improvement in the welfare of animals as a result of collective action.

Which animals does TAWC cover?

TAWC covers all animals under the care of our society, including livestock and production animals; animals used for research and teaching; animals used for work, recreation, sport, entertainment, and display; pets and companion animals; and wild animals.

What is TAWC’s position on animal use?

TAWC does not have a position on whether animals should or should not be used. TAWC welcomes all people who care about animals to join us in improving their welfare.