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Humane Animal Treatment Fields a New Generation
While the headlines and gotcha videos focus on the inhumane treatment of animals, Temple Grandin has focused her career on improving treatment for cattle in factories. But there are a slew of other experts advancing animal welfare on the range and beyond.
“Horse whisperers” like Buck Brannaman practice a non-violent form of training called natural horsemanship. Instead of treating a horse abusively, cowboys use gentle exercises that mimic how horses interact with each other in a herd. A naturally-trained horse won’t even buck when it carries a saddle and rider for the first time.
Treating horses gently became a gateway for cowboys to think about their treatment of cattle.
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