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10 fun facts about pigs

Piglet in straw
March 14, 2022

What do you know about pigs? There are many misconceptions about pigs, but one thing is known for sure – they are far from ‘boaring’! Here is a list of 10 fun facts you may not know about these amazing farm animals. 1.   Pigs don’t sweat Sweat like a pig? While this is a common …

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First-ever Canadian Code of Practice for farmed fish released

December 3, 2021

The National Farm Animal Care Council has released Canada’s first Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Salmonids (salmon, trout, charr). We know that fish are sentient and have the ability to feel pain, fear, and stress. This is an exciting and necessary step towards improved fish welfare on land and sea-based …

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3 ways to enrich the lives of backyard chickens

September 28, 2021

Backyard chickens have become increasingly popular among those looking for a sustainable source of cage-free eggs. Just like cats and dogs, chickens need physical and mental stimulation to live happy and healthy lives. Providing enrichment to chickens has many benefits, including: Provides the opportunity to perform natural behaviours Keeps chickens engaged, reducing boredom and building …

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