Humane Treatment of Animals. Georgia Agricultural Education Office Catrina Kennedy and Dr. Frank Flanders February 2006. Objectives . Students will be able to: Give reasons why some people disagree with raising animals for food. To list the laws governing the use of agricultural animals.
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Georgia Agricultural Education Office
Catrina Kennedy and Dr. Frank Flanders
Students will be able to:
“I believe in the humane treatment of farm animals in continued stewardship of all natural resources.
I believe my cattle will be healthier and more productive when good husbandry practices used.
I believe that my and future generations will benefit from my ability to sustain and conserve natural resources.
I will support research efforts directed toward more efficient production of wholesome food supply.
I believe that it is my responsibility to produce a safe and wholesome product.
I believe it is the purpose of food animals to serve mankind and it is the responsibility of all human beings to care for animals in their care.”
Cruelty-is indifference to suffering
Animal Cruelty - the willful mistreatment of animals
Animal Husbandry - the science of raising and breeding livestock
Castration- the removal of the male testicles
Elastrator- the band to castrate animals and docking their tails
Branding- marking animals for identification
Ethics-the moral principles governing or influencing conduct
We raise animals in order to cloth and feed our society. We also have certain animals for companionship.
Activist see them as animal factories where animals are mass produced and producers only care about money.
Producers are inn the business because they enjoy animals and have their best interests at heart.
People have different views as to what is cruel:
PETA-People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Buck the Rodeo
ASPCA-American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Many of these groups or individuals may confront producers, students and teachers.
-A group of protestors have placed themselves in cages as part of a demonstration.
- A person approaches you at a livestock show and begins questioning how you are treating your animal.
-You come across a website that allows you to vent about PETA.
A person commits the offense of aggravated cruelty to animals when he or she knowingly and maliciously causes death or physical harm to an animal by rendering a part of such animal's body useless or by seriously disfiguring such animal. A person convicted of the offense of aggravated cruelty to animals shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years, a fine not to exceed $15,000.00, or both, provided that any person who is convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this subsection shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years, a fine not to exceed the amount provided by Code Section 17-10-8, or both.
1. Which of the following is an animal byproduct?
A. Watches B. Cotton Shirt C. Lipstick D. Staple
2. What is animal husbandry?
A. Animal being married B. Raising/Breeding C. Feeding D. Brushing
3. Why is branding important?
A. Identification B. Value C. Hide Improvement D. All of the Above
4. What is the best way to handle someone harassing you?
A. Ignore them B. Argue C. Get a Teacher D. A and C
5. Activist see them as animal ________ where animals are mass produced?
A. Lovers B. Houses C. Factories D. Huggers
6. The moral principals governing or influencing conduct is ________.
A. Ethics B. Husbandry C. Banding D. Castration
7. The willful mistreatment of animals is________.
A. Ethics B. Cruelty C. Husbandry D. Banding