UBU Therapy Farms adheres to The Five Freedoms standard of care that affirms every living being's right to humane treatment .
1: from Hunger and Thirst
1.Goats and cows need a constant supply of food to nibble on. Goats have four stomachs to process the greenery they consume, and to keep healthy, they need all four stomachs to be active. Providing them with the constant supply of the food they need in a school setting would be messy and hard to replenish constantly.
2. Goats and cows need a constant supply of water and it needs to be place high enough that it is not contaminated with their droppings.
Freedom 2: from Discomfort
1. Goats and cows need to have appropriate housing that can protect them from the weather, especially rain which they often do not like.
2. They also need soft straw to lay on and to help as a barrier from their droppings and urine.
Freedom 3: from Pain, Injury or Disease
1. It is important to keep their pen clean and to change their bedding often to prevent disease and pests.
2. It is important to make sure there are no sharp objects around in the goat pen and no trash that can blow in that the goats might nibble on and choke.
Freedom 4: from Fear and Distress
1.Goats and cows feel safer if they are around other goats and cows. They do get along with some other animals, but not all.
2. Goats and cows can be sensitive creatures and can upset easily. They do not like being chased or yelled at or dragged where they do not want to go. It is best to talk to them calmly, approach them slowly, handle them gently and ensure they have all their other freedoms met.
Freedom 5: to Express Normal Behavior
1. Goats need thing to jump on. While we cannot create natural environments like mountains or cliffs, we can provide objects for them to climb on. Cows enjoy playing and running and having a soft spot to lay down during the day.
2. They also need room to explore and should be allowed room to move during the day.