All animals should have freedom to stand up, lie down,turn around, groom themselves and stretch their limbs.
These became known as the “Five Freedoms and it iswidely accepted as a statement of fundamental principles
of animal welfare.
– Freedom from hunger and thirst–by ready access to
fresh water and a diet designed to maintain full health and vigour
– Freedom from discomfort by the provision of an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
– Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or through rapid diagnosis and treatment;
– Freedom to express normal behaviour by the provision of sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind; and
– Freedom from fear and distress by the assurance of conditions that avoid mental suffering.