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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, citizenship, geography, religious studies and English and a range of subjects at college and university).

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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…

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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…

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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…

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GAP Pigs - PowerPoint presentation

Pig behaviour and welfare in detail. Two easy steps to download with 150 slides and 40 video clips. For self-teach or use in lectures.

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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…

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GAP Pigs lecturers notes

The GAP Pigs Lecturers’ Notes provide suggestions for the use of the GAP materials.

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Selective Breeding worksheet

How are chickens selectively bred to produce large numbers of eggs or to grow fast for meat? What are the welfare consequences of growing so fast?  The worksheet also reinforces…

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Food Chains and Farm Animals worksheet

How do food chains that feed humans work? What does a pyramid of numbers with humans at the top look like? How can we feed humans efficiently? Does this require the intensive…

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Farm Animals & Us Full Teachers Pack

Activities designed to promote small group discussion, worksheets to encourage philosophical thought or develop scientific knowledge together with information booklets, lesson…

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Primary school and young children's resources

Simple activities and work cards to engage young children about the needs and sentience of farm animals (ages 5-11).

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