How should you respond?

We would prefer it if you would send your response to us electronically. Responses can be sent via email to with Call for evidence in the subject line. Please ensure that you also include a completed response form with your submission.

If you would prefer to respond by post, please send your submission to:

Call for Evidence (farmed animals)
Nuffield Council on Bioethics
28 Bedford Square

For information about obtaining a large print version of this call for evidence, please contact us in the following ways:

The closing date for written evidence is 20 September 2019.


Guidance on submitting written evidence

It will assist the Working Group if you would:

  • include a short summary in bullet point form at the beginning of the document;
  • limit your response to one single Word-formatted document, preferably of no more than 2,000 words in length, and preferably submitted by email;
  • have numbered paragraphs throughout; and
  • ensure that your submission is accompanied by a completed response form, which can be downloaded from

In addition:

  • The working group’s final report may make public the evidence received during the project in full, or in selected quotation. Please state in the response form whether you wish your submission to be made public.
  • If you wish to include private or confidential information in your submission, please discuss this with us before submitting it.
  • Material that has previously been published should not form the basis of your
  • If you reference your own previously published work in your submission and feel that the working group would benefit from reading it in the published form, please send us electronic or hard copies of the referenced items together with your submission.
  • Please contact us if wish to submit evidence but are unable to do so by the closing date.


Further information

The working group’s terms of reference are:

  • to identify and examine ethical questions relating to the impact of genome editing technologies on the production, use and welfare of animals for direct human consumption (or for the production of goods for human consumption).
  • to review relevant institutional, national and international policies and provisions, and to assess their suitability in the light of the ethical questions examined.
  • to report on these matters and to make recommendations relating to policy and practice.

Further information about the project and the members of the working group can be found on the project website:

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