Thursday, January 9, 2014

Resolve to Follow the Five Freedoms for the Animals in 2014

Resolve to follow the Five Freedoms in 2014 
Many people start a new year by making a resolution to do better for themselves and for others – it’s seen as a fresh start. This clean slate is an opportunity to consider how to do better for all the animals this year.

At the OHS, we believe that animals deserve to be treated properly throughout their lives. We want to make sure that we are treating animals right by meeting their needs to give them the healthiest life possible. We can do this by making sure to follow the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare:

1. Freedom from Hunger and Thirst
All animals should have access to plenty of fresh water and healthy food.

2. Freedom from Discomfort
All animals should be kept in a sheltered environment that meets their unique needs, and gives them a comfortable resting place.

3. Freedom from Pain, Injury and Disease
All animals should be quickly treated when they are sick or hurt. No animal should live in pain – without veterinary care.

4. Freedom to Express Normal Behavior
All animals should live with room to express their normal behavior. 

5. Freedom from Fear and Distress
All animals should live in a way that keeps them free from fear and distress.

For other ways to help the animals, please visit our website at www.ottawahumane.ca

Natalie Pona

Manager: Communications 

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