Animal Welfare: The Right Thing to Do

by 5m Editor
10 February 2012, at 7:45am

CANADA - Manitoba Pork Council is encouraging pork producers and other industry stakeholders to secure tickets for a 23 May 2012 presentation by renowned animal welfare advocate Dr Temple Grandin, Bruce Cochrane writes.

Manitoba Pork Council in partnership with several pork industry stakeholders will host the presentation "Animal Welfare: The Right Thing to Do" 23 May in Brandon.

Miles Beaudin, the manager of quality assurance and flavor with Manitoba Pork Council, observes Dr Temple Grandin has gained a great deal of respect from the farm community in the field of animal welfare for providing realistic and simple advice for handling farm animals and for designing livestock handling facilities.

Miles Beaudin-Manitoba Pork Council

Temple Grandin is and American doctor.

She has an animal science background and she is a professor at the Colorado University.

She has written several books.

The ones that pertain to our industry is one called "Animals In Translation" and it's about using the mysteries of autism to decode animal behavior.

This book was written in 2005.

Because she can empathize better than many other people because of her autism condition, she points out that the meat industry can better improve the practices to a standard that is more humane.

She's written a book more recently.

It's called "Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals" and this book, in conjunction with a paper she's written named "Animals Are Not Things", she talks about animals have a highly developed nervous system so that they can feel pain.

She points out that these animals must be protected from pain caused by humans and she points out that, in our age of technology, animals can be slaughtered without fear and pain.

Those interested in attending the presentation are encouraged to call Manitoba Pork Council at (204) 237-7447 or email [email protected] to register for tickets.

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