The subprogramme Animal welfare study the behaviour and welfare of cattle, pigs and sheep on farm, while in transport and during their slaughter. The transversality of a subject such as animal welfare allows it to be included in different research lines, such as meat and carcass quality, nutrition, genetics, rabbits, ruminants, poultry and aquaculture.
Their lines of work are:
- Animal welfare during slaughter.
- Animal welfare during transport.
- Evaluation of animal welfare in farm and at the abattoir.
- Alternatives to the practice of painful processes.