What does good animal welfare look like? Part Two
Drs. Sara Steinlage and Michelle Calvo-Lorenzo
We want to provide animals with an environment that enables them to exhibit species-specific behaviors as they would in their natural environment. This could mean providing them with adequate space to socialize and be raised in the appropriate company of an animal’s own kind. For instance, open pens can be used to allow livestock to be housed with other animals naturally found in their flock or herd. Their caretakers closely monitor the animals’ behavioral interactions to ensure they are all properly cared for within their environment.