Center for Animal Welfare Science

We facilitate the well-being of animals using sound science and ethics to investigate and promote the best animal care and management practices.

SAVE THE DATE – MAY 19, 2020

The 2020 CAWS Research Symposium will take place on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, on the Purdue University campus. The symposium draws students and faculty from across Purdue’s programs as well as members of the animal welfare scientific community. Stay tuned for registration and speaker announcements to come.

Our History

Purdue University has a long-standing reputation for excellence in agricultural animal behavior and welfare research

May 15-16, 2019 - CAWS Symposium

May 15-16, 2019 - CAWS Symposium

"Unlocking the Difference: Increasing Access and Building Capacity to Ensure Innovative Solutions to Emerging Animal Well-Being Challenges" Location – The Courtyard Marriott in Lafayette, IN For More Information Visit Our Site

Scholarship Applications Due Soon, Registration Open!”

Center for Animal Welfare Science

Read the CAWS Strategic Plan
Read the CAWS Strategic Plan


CAWS LogoOur Mission: To promote animal welfare through science-based information and education to advance socially responsible decisions concerning animal care.

Our Goal: To facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations in order to identify animal welfare challenges, strategies to alleviate them, and education to aid implementation.

CAWS Spring Seminar Series 2020


October 29, 2019 - CAWS Seminar

View Past Seminar Series 2018 & 2019

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