Young people of all ages are easily engaged by the welfare of farm animals, and there are many opportunities to integrate this into the curriculum (e.g. Biology/Science, PSHE/Citizenship, Geography, Religious Studies, English, Food Technology and Scottish Higher Biology CfE and a range of subjects at college and university). We also have resources for the Primary age-group.
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Free-range animal behaviour
Great clips of positive farm animal behaviour to stimulate discussion of the benefits of higher welfare farming - pigs and laying hens, ducks and quail.Download (PDF 0.14MB)
Free resources for science teachers
Children of all ages care about animals. Establishing links between science and animal welfare can be a great way of provoking thought and stimulating discussion of ethical issues…Download (PDF 0.14MB)
Personality Test: How Do You Think About Animals?
Quiz for exploring values. Ten questions. Students examine their attitudes to the use of animals for food including intensive farming, organic farming, cloning, fishing and…Download (PDF 0.81MB)
How Should We Treat Farm Animals?
Most people learn more by talking than listening, but not everyone can be persuaded to talk in front of a whole class. These discussion cards and worksheets encourage students to…Download (PDF 1.22MB)
Farm Animals & Us
Updated 2014! Watch the amazing abilities of pigs and hens. See how pigs, chickens and dairy cows are kept in intensive, free-range and organic systems. Decide how you think farm…Download (PDF 0.14MB)
Farm Animals & Us 2
Updated 2014! Watch wild pigs and farmed pigs, wild chickens and farmed chickens. See how pigs, chickens and dairy cows are kept in free-range vs intensive systems. How should…Download (PDF 0.14MB)
Good agricultural practice - pig production film
See the natural behaviour of pigs inherited from their wild ancestors and how some behaviours are thwarted in intensive pig farming. See practical methods of higher welfare pig…Download (PDF 0.14MB)
Good Agricultural Practice - Pig Production book
This book includes detailed chapters on the science of pig behaviour and welfare, together with economic, legal and environmental aspects, as well as 25 case studies which…Download (PDF 11.23MB)