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The Animal Welfare Timeline: Milestones

Version française Today, the notion of animal welfare is everywhere: in consumer and citizen expectations but also in the various specifications, regulations, marketing initiatives, farming systems…. But the recognition of the sensitive nature of animals and their ability to feel emotions goes back a long way. Scroll down this page to discover important dates for animal […]

Grazing animals are necessarily happy, TRUE OR FALSE?

Version française FALSE, animal welfare on pasture is generally better but not necessarily optimal.  Answer with Lydiane Aubé, postdoctoral fellow at the Chaire bien-être animal:  Pasture-based livestock farming, i.e., access to a grassy area, is generally perceived by the general public as better from the animal welfare point of view, since it may allow more freedom of movement[1]. Indeed, grazing provides […]