|The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare|
Freedom to express normal behaviour
Freedom from pain injury and disease
Freedom from hunger and thirst
Freedom from fear and distress
Freedom from discomfortThe Five Freedoms were first proposed in Britain in the 1960's by the Farm Animal Welfare Council, established by the British government to advise it on legislative and other changes for farm animals. Other bodies concerned with animal welfare have approved the Freedoms. Unfortunately, most people, such as farmers, ignore them in practice; hard economics says ‘Down With Principles’. More at How to Do Animal Rights: The Five Freedoms.