With the advent of urban farming and increasing concerns about the treatment of farm animals, it's important to understand proper farm animal care, both on the farm and in the shelter.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
The Bond, a new book by HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle, explores humanity’s eternal bond with animals and issues an urgent call to answer the needs of millions of at-risk creatures.
A pair of recently published books makes a convincing case that farm animals-chickens, pigs, sheep, cows, and others-are intellectually and emotionally complex creatures with social skills and needs not so different from our own.
A Yonkers family saves a lamb from slaughter and shepherds him to safety at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Chicken keeping is on the upswing as a hobby, and for some, caring for their own little flock of clucking pets has become a passion. But for others, the charm wears off quickly, and that's caused an increase of surrender inquiries at some shelters and rescue groups.
Consider the plight of potbellied pigs: Once a trendy novelty pet for the rich and famous, they now can be had for a song at local flea markets. And since they're sometimes sold small to people unprepared for the full-grown version, they might end up in your shelter.
Policies & Programs
Humane Society University's Humane Career Toolbox will be of interest to people of all ages who seek to professionally assist animals. The toolbox contains resources for both beginning and enhancing a career helping animals.