The primary objective of ANIWEL is to provide knowledge on how public instruments can be formulated and used in such a way that they effectively pursue the aims of the Animal Welfare Act.
Secondary objectives are to provide knowledge about:
1) how food producers respond to public instruments, and how public authorities can apply the instruments effectively to improve animal welfare in primary industries.
2) how the implementation strategies specific to animal welfare in slaughterhouses promote or undermine the implementation of the Animal Welfare Act, and how these strategies affect the inspectors’ priorities, communication/enforcement styles and discretion.
3) how coordination (structure of control relations) and specialization (structures of activities and responsibilities) in the animal welfare management system affect implementation’s effectiveness.