Guidelines for the General Welfare of Falconry Raptors.

The International Association of Falconry and Protection of Birds of Prey (IAF) has strong views on the animal welfare of both the falconry bird and its prey. Therefore these guidelines have been approved by the Assembly of Delegates at the 45th AGM at Doha Qatar in January 2014.

These guidelines are suitable for dealing with hunting birds that fly free in the hunting season and, also, in part for the rehabilitation of free ranging birds found injured or debilitated. They are not appropriate for birds that are kept in exhibitions, in a zoo or as pets that do not hunt.