Finnish Centre for Animal Welfare

The Finnish Centre for Animal Welfare (EHK) is a network of Finnish animal welfare specialists, established in connection to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicineat the University of Helsinki. The centre is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and works in close collaboration to the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira.

The FCAW connects the Finnish animal welfare research groups, such as the Research Centre for Animal Welfare (University of Helsinki) and the Animal Behaviour and Welfare Research Group (University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio). The centre has also very close collaboration with the national animal welfare graduate school, ANIWEL, led from the veterinary faculty. In addition, the centre benefits from the scientific knowledge at the  Finnish society for applied ethology SSES.

The FCAW staff includes Satu Raussi, the director of the centre, and press officer Tiina Kauppinen. The staff works in close collaboration to the  seven animal welfare specialists of the advisory board. The board members (and their deputy members) are Susanna Ahlström (Riitta Heinonen) from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Pirjo Kortesniemi from the Assosiation for Animal Desease Prevention (Heidi Härtell from the LSO Foods), Jaakko Mononen from the University of Eastern Finland (Jutta Siivonen from the Agrifood Research Finland), Anna Valros (Laura Hänninen) and Outi Vainio (Olli Peltoniemi) from the University of Helsinki, Taina Aaltonen (Helena Hepola) and Jaana Mikkola (Taina Mikkonen) from the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira.

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Contact us

Director Satu Raussi, satu.raussi(@), gsm +358 50 4156 570

Press officer Tiina Kauppinen, tiina.kauppinen(@), gsm +358 44 3001 295

Finnish Centre for Animal Welfare, P.O. Box 57, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

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One thought on “Finnish Centre for Animal Welfare

  1. Heloo.I’m interesting about animal.I go to Helsinki, Finland this week. I’m interested in animal situation(Finland). Where can I find the animal rscue center or animal protection center or animal hospital.


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