The development of on-farm welfare assessment protocols for foxes and mink: the WelFur project

  title={The development of on-farm welfare assessment protocols for foxes and mink: the WelFur project},
  author={Jaakko Mononen and Steen Henrik M{\o}ller and Steffen W. Hansen and Anne Lene Hovland and Tarja Koistinen and Lena M. Lidfors and Jens Malmkvist and Claudia M. Vinke and Leena Ahola},
  journal={Animal Welfare},
The WelFur project aims at the development of on-farm welfare assessment protocols for farmed foxes (the blue fox [Vulpes lagopus], the silver fox [Vulpes vulpes]) and mink (Neovison vison). The WelFur protocols are based on Welfare Quality® (WQ) principles and criteria. Here, we describe the WelFur protocols after two years of developmental work. Reviews for each of the 12 WQ welfare criteria were written for foxes and mink to identify the welfare measures that have been used in scientific… 

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