Freedom from discomfort

All goats should live in a suitable and comfortable environment. A goat’s home, which includes its home, the feed and water, other animals around it and many other things, affects how they feel, think and behave. Providing your goat with adequate shelter and a comfortable resting area is one way you can make sure that your goat stays healthy and happy.


Did you know that there is a special law protecting animals?

This law is called the Animal Welfare Act. The Animal Welfare Act says that your animal has five groups of welfare needs. These are five groups of things that animals need to be healthy and happy. These five welfare needs are called the Five Freedoms.

Under the Animal Welfare Act, all animal guardians (owners) need to provide these five groups of things for their animals. One of these Freedoms is: Freedom from Discomfort. In this section you will learn about this freedom and how you can make sure your goats have the right environment and shelter they need to be free from discomfort.

 

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