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Animal Welfare

At Liverpool, we work towards maintaining the highest standards of animal welfare and invest heavily in our facilities. We have staff and procedures in place to ensure the welfare of animals:

  • Our fully trained care staff hold degrees in animal care and qualifications accredited by the Institute of Animal Technology
  • We employ a full-time animal care and welfare officer and a veterinary surgeon to ensure best practice is implemented and maintained
  • We house animals in social groups wherever possible and provide a rich and varied environment to allow a range of natural behaviours.

Our ethical review process involves individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including vets, animal welfare officers, scientists and lay people. It provides ethical advice on standards of animal care, welfare and accommodation and ensures that those working with animals are aware of their responsibilities and receive appropriate training.