Definition of Animal Welfare

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Animal Welfare

 

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Wild animals should be free to choose their own mates, define their own territories and be who they were designed to be.

Animal Welfare means how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. An animal is in a good state of welfare if (as indicated by scientific evidence) it is healthy, comfortable, well nourished, safe, able to express innate behaviour, and if it is not suffering from unpleasant states such as pain, fear, and distress. Good animal welfare requires disease prevention and veterinary treatment, appropriate shelter, management, nutrition, humane handling and humane slaughter/killing. Animal welfare refers to the state of the animal; the treatment that an animal receives is covered by other terms such as animal care, animal husbandry, and humane treatment.Source: World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code. International Committee at the 76th General Session in May 2008.

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