Animal Care Policy
Greeb Farm recognises that animals are sentient beings and has the view that quality of life is more important than quantity of life. Animal health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Greeb Farm is convinced that we all have responsibility to our fellow creatures. It seeks to inform our staff and visitors about these responsibilities and explain how best they can be met through ongoing education.
In considering the welfare of our animals all staff at Greeb Farm are instructed in regards to the principles recommended by the RSPCA (known as the five freedoms) which are:-
- Freedom from hunger and thirst – By providing enough fresh water and the right type and amount of food to keep them fit.
- Freedom from discomfort – By making sure that animals have the right type of environment including shelter and somewhere comfortable to rest.
- Freedom from pain, injury or disease – By preventing animals from getting ill or injured and by making sure animals are diagnosed and treated rapidly if they do.
- Freedom to express normal behaviour – By making sure animals have enough space, proper facilities and the company of other animals of their own kind.
- Freedom from fear and distress – By making sure their conditions and treatment avoid mental suffering.
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