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Chickens

Chickens

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More than 50 billion chickens are reared annually as a source of food, for both their meat and their eggs.

Cows

Cows

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Cows are reared for beef, veal and their milk. Find out more about the lives of cows and their calves.

Fish

Fish

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Fish are complex animals who are able to feel pain, fear and stress. Find out how fish are farmed for food.

Pigs

Pigs

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Pigs are sometimes depicted as being dirty and gluttonous, but they are highly intelligent animals.

Quail

Quail

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Find out about the natural life of quail, and how they are farmed worldwide.

Rabbits

Rabbits

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Rabbits have not been domesticated for very long compared to other domesticated animals. The ancestor of both farmed and pet rabbits is the wild European rabbit we still see today.

Sheep

Sheep

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One of the first farmed animals, sheep have been reared for thousands of years for meat and milk.

Turkeys

Turkeys

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Intensive farming of turkeys has resulted in turkey becoming a popular poultry meat.

Animal Sentience

Animal Sentience

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Sentient animals are aware of their feelings and emotions. These could be negative feelings such as pain, frustration and fear. It is logical to suppose that sentient animals also enjoy feelings of comfort, enjoyment, contentment, and perhaps even great delight and joy.

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