What is Five Freedoms?

The origin of the business name 'Five Freedoms Animal Rescue' stems from a set of animal treatment minimum standards that were developed for the UK livestock industry. The Industry recognized and acknowledged 5 critical aspects of animal treatment that needed to be maintained for the welfare of the animal. Other institutions, such as the RSPCA, adopted the same welfare philosophy. I also feel strongly about the humane treatment of our animals, under all circumstances, and apply these principles to all aspects of my involvement with animals and in the running of my business. The 'Five Freedoms' are:

  • Freedom from pain, injury and disease
  • Freedom from fear and distress
  • Freedom from discomfort
  • Freedom to express normal behavior
  • Freedom from hunger and thirst