Farm Animals

The lives of farm animals

Farm animals are living creatures, capable of feeling and loving as we do. For this reason, we should not eat them.

Cows:

Cows interact in socially complex ways, developing friendships over time, sometimes holding grudges against cows who treat them badly, forming social hierarchies within their herds, and choosing leaders based upon intelligence…”

Learn more about the emotional lives of cows here.
Learn about the inhumane treatment cows face here.

Pigs:

“They are social, playful, protective animals who bond with each other, make beds, relax in the sun, and cool off in the mud…”

Learn more about the emotional lives of pigs here.
Learn about the inhumane treatment pigs face here.

Chickens:

Some are gregarious and fearless, while others are more shy and watchful; some chickens enjoy human company, while others are standoffish, shy, or even a bit aggressive. Just like dogs, cats, and humans, each chicken is an individual with a distinct personality.”

Learn more about the emotional lives of chickens here.
Learn about the inhumane treatment chickens face here.

Turkeys:

“When not forced to live on filthy factory farms, turkeys spend their days caring for their young, building nests, foraging for food, taking dustbaths, preening themselves, and roosting high in trees…”

Learn more about the emotional lives of turkeys here.

Ducks & Geese:

Adept in water, land, and air, these birds fly hundreds of miles each year to migrate. Both ducks and geese fly and swim in formations that reduce air and water resistance for the birds in the rear. Ducks live in couples or groups, while pairs of geese mate for life, mourning for a significant amount of time when their partners die.

Learn more about the emotional lives of ducks and geese here.

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