Did you know that there are Five Animal Freedoms? We’re going to tell you about them in this first Ocean Acres Youth Group module.
The Five Animal Freedoms help people in Barbados and around the world think about animal care and welfare.
We at Ocean Acres like the Five Animal Freedoms because they teach us how to give positive experiences to our dogs, cats, tortoises and other pets. In fact, it’s not just about pets – it’s also about farm animals and even wild animals like green monkeys.
When any animal is lucky enough to have the Five Animal Freedoms, they have a good life, a life that is worth living. Isn’t that what every animal deserves?
1. Freedom from hunger and thirst
by ready access to fresh water and a good diet to maintain health and vigour
2. Freedom from discomfort
by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
3. Freedom from pain, injury and disease
by prevention and by rapid diagnosis and treatment
4. Freedom to express normal behaviour
by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind
5. Freedom from fear and distress
by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering
Watch these videos and try answering our questions in the quiz below. It’s just for learning and fun. Good luck!
We found these great learning videos on YouTube. Some of the animals in these videos don’t live in Barbados. But the Five Animal Freedoms are for all animals – no matter what species of animal and where they live.
Completion of this OAYG task = 10 points
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