Published May 12, 2023 | Version v1
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List of welfare indicators and methods of assessment for rabbits on farm


This deliverable combines a list of welfare indicators and methods of assessment relative to on-farm rabbits’ welfare. As no specific European legislation is yet available, the legal requirements of directive 98/58/EC that apply to rabbits are identified and allocated to four welfare principles: Good Feeding, Good Housing, Good Health, and Appropriate Behaviour. Welfare indicators and their methods of assessment are developed following a review of the existing scientific literature and the checklist and guidelines used by official inspectors in Member States.


EURCAW-Poultry-SFA_2022-DL.2.1.5 List of welfare indicators rabbits.pdf