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Recent Developments in Animal Welfare

Thinking The Way Animals Do: Unique Insights from a Person with a Singular Understanding.

By Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

As a person with autism, it is easy for me to understand how animals think because my thinking processes are like an animal's. Autism is a neurological disorder that some people ...

Reducing Fear Improves Milk Production

By Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

People have known for a long time that rough handling and stress is detrimental to dairy cattle. Over 100 years ago, W. D. Hoard, founder of Hoard's Dairyman, wrote that people working with dairy cows should ...

Safe Handling of Large Animals: Cattle & Horses

By Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, Inc.

Fearful large animals are dangerous animals. They are more likely to injure themselves or their handlers than unafraid animals. Fear is a universal emotion in the animal kingdom: it motivates animals to ...

Assessment of Stress During Handling and Transport

By Temple Grandin Ph .D.

Studies to determine the amount of stress on farm animals during routine handling and transport often have highly variable results and are difficult to interpret from an animal welfare standpoint. This paper ...

Genetics and Behavior during Handling, Restraint, and Herding

By Temple Grandin Ph .D.

To put it in simpler words, domestication changes the intensity of a behavioural response. For example, zebras are more flighty and nervous than domestic horses. Parsons (1988) further wrote that ...

Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Animal Welfare Programmes in Kenya

By Pauline Mumbi Gathanga

Animal welfare is a multi-faceted issue which implies important scientific, ethical, economic and political dimensions. According to the Farm Animal Welfare Council ...