Five Freedoms



The Five Freedoms of Animals

You may have heard of the Five Freedoms before - and here they are:

  1. Freedom from Hunger and Thirst- by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.

  2. Freedom from Discomfort - by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.

  3. Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease - by prevention or 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.

These were taken from the Farm Animal Welfare Committee