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The Five Freedoms

The welfare of an animal includes its physical and mental state and we consider that good animal welfare implies both fitness and a sense of well-being.


  1. Freedom from hunger and thirst: by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.

  2. Freedom from discomfort: by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.

  3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease: by prevention through rapid diagnosis and treatment.

  4. Freedom to express normal behaviour: by providing sufficient space and proper facilities.

  5. Freedom from fear and distress: by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.


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