NFACC is the only organization in the world that brings together animal welfare groups,
enforcement, government and farmers under a collective decision-making
model for advancing farm animal welfare
The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) coordinates a national approach to advance farm animal care and welfare in Canada. Through an inclusive approach, involving the entire value chain, NFACC works to build processes that facilitate Canada's agriculture industries in addressing farm animal care.
The organization brings together diverse stakeholders to:
- develop Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals,
- create a process for the development of animal care assessment programs,
- provide a forum for open dialogue on farm animal welfare.
NFACC works collaboratively in areas of common interest to our members. We believe that by striving for consensus, realistic and lasting improvements to farm animal care can be made.
NFACC is the culmination of over four years of discussion amongst diverse groups of stakeholders on the value of a national approach for farm animal care. The organization held its inaugural meeting in August 2005.
NFACC addresses national animal care issues related to farmed animals, with a primary focus on animals raised for the production of food for humans. It is an organization of process, not specific issues. NFACC's focus is broadly based to provide benefits to members affected by farm animal care matters throughout the value chain. We work collaboratively in areas of common interest to our members. NFACC refers all issues that are commodity or species specific to the individual organizations affected.
The Council works on a consensus model, so that any decisions made have the weight and support of its membership as a whole. We believe that by striving for consensus, realistic and lasting improvements to farm animal care can be made.
The organization brings a broad spectrum of groups together at one table to share information and build collaborative approaches. The formula promises to bring real progress on responsible farm animal care, while helping to ensure animal agriculture is viable in a climate of increasing market demands.
NFACC members and partners meets 2-3 times a year. The Executive meets more frequently with monthly teleconferences.
The Executive includes:
- NFACC's Chair
- National Farmed Animal Associations (2)
- National Associated Farmed Animal Associations (1)
- Animal Welfare Associations (1)
- National Animal Health Associations/National Consumer Groups/Research Community (1)
- Provincial Farm Animal Councils (1)
- Government (1 - ex officio)
Jackie Wepruk (email@example.com)
NFACC gratefully acknowledges the Canadian Animal Health Coalition for its secretariat support.