The RSPCA welfare standards are set by the RSPCA’s team of farm animal welfare experts and are based on leading scientific, veterinary and practical industry expertise.
The standards cover every aspect of the animals’ lives, including feed and water provision, the environment they live in, how they are managed, healthcare, transport and humane slaughter.
The standards are are occasionally updated to take account of the latest scientific, veterinary and industry knowledge.
The RSPCA holds Standards Technical Advisory Group (STAG) meetings for each species once a year. If you have any feedback regarding standards or are interested in participating in a working group, please email the RSPCA’s farm animals department.