Time to revisit animal transport rules

Many of us dread going outside during winter, and we couldn’t imagine enduring the cold for long periods of time, especially without proper gear. But that’s exactly what farm animals in our country’s meat supply system routinely endure. Animals in transport are forced onto open trucks that travel through the bitter cold at high speeds, […] Read more

Pain affects calves’ emotional state: study

Pessimistic attitude | Researcher says the test linking calf pain to depression may apply to other animals and situations

LINDELL BEACH, B.C. — It may be relatively easy to measure pain in animals by observing behavioural or physiological changes, but understanding their emotional state is more difficult. Researchers at the University of British Columbia have conducted the first ever judgment bias test on a non-human species. They found that calves that recently had their […] Read more