Animal Care

The 5 Freedoms

Created by Professor Bramble and Professor John Webster as an inquiry into the welfare of animals in intensive livestock production.

The 5 freedoms encourage the concept of animal welfare and look that all animals should have the freedom from pain and discomfort. Its main goal is to foster the importance of both, the physical and mental needs of animals.

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst
    • Access to fresh water and a healthy diet.
  • Freedom form pain, injury or disease
    • Prevention through diagnosis and treatment
  • Freedom from fear and distress
    • Ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering
  • Freedom from discomfort
    • By providing shelter and a comfortable resting area.
  • Freedom to display natural behaviour.
    • By providing sufficient space and company of the animal’s own kind.


  1. Inquiry (noun) /ɪnˈkwaɪəri/

An official process to find out the cause of something or to find out information about something

  1. Welfare /ˈwelfeə(r)/

The general health, happiness and safety of a person, an animal or a group

  1. Diagnosis /ˌdaɪəɡˈnəʊsɪs/

The act of discovering or identifying the exact cause of an illness or a problem

  1. Ensuring /ɪnˈʃɔː(r)/

To make sure that something happens or is definite

  1. Display /dɪˈspleɪ/

To put something in a place where people can see it easily; to show something to people






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