What is the Univeral Declaration of Animal Welfare?

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The Universal Declaration of Animal Welfare, or UDAW, is a declaration intending to improve animal welfare internationally. The writers of UDAW hope that the United Nations will adopt the declaration, which states that animal welfare is important and should be respected, and that it will inspire nations to do what they can to improve how animals are treated.



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Kristin Hugo

Science journalist based in the SF Bay Area. Loves adventure, the outdoors, bones, and animals. @KristinHugo on Twitter, @RollBones on TikTok.