Commitment + Responsibility

Animal Welfare

Our scientific understanding of animal sentience and animal welfare has progressed enormously in recent years. It is now known that vertebrate animals, including mammals and birds, as well as some invertebrates, such as octopuses, can experience fear, pain, sadness and distress as well as positive states, such as pleasure and empathy.

Bayer recognises the scientific basis of animal sentience and accepts the OIE definition of animal welfare. Moreover, Bayer acknowledges that the use of animals, whether as companions, or as farm animals makes a major contribution to the wellbeing of people and communities and that it carries with it an special responsibility to ensure the welfare of such animals to the greatest extent practicable.