Everything we do for our animals centres around the Five Freedoms. This philosophy states that an animal’s primary welfare needs can be met if five basic freedoms are followed.
The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare are:
1.Freedom from Hunger and Thirst.
Animals must have access to fresh water and a healthy diet.
2. Freedom from Discomfort.
Animals must have appropriate shelter, including a comfortable resting area.
3. Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease.
Preventative measures must be taken to keep animals healthy. Should an animal fall ill, that animal must be rapidly diagnosed and treated.
4. Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour.
Animals need sufficient space to engage in natural behaviours.
5. Freedom from Fear and Distress.
Animals must be housed and treated in a way that prevents stress and mental suffering.