The Farm Animal Welfare Trust supports research and education encouraging better welfare of farm animals, in particular those reared within modern systems of sustainable commercial livestock production. It was founded in 2003.
It actively seeks funding from relevant charities to pursue its objectives.
The kind of research work that FAWT would like to fund would be the search for viable alternatives that, for example:
The Trust’s education objectives are based on the recognition that most people nowadays are far removed from the farming processes that supply their food. By disseminating information and fostering visits to farms FAWT believes it can help consumers and the general public understand the production context and provenance of the food products they buy. Providing children of school age with the opportunity to experience a farm environment can link in well with their formal curriculum and give them insights into food production that will be of lifelong value.