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Freedom for farm animals

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Jean-Paul Laforest, a professor at Université Laval’s animal sciences department, spoke about the rights of animals at the recent agricultural fair.

The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but ‘Can they suffer?’” – Jeremy Bentham, 1748–1832.
At Université Laval’s agricultural fair, many interesting subjects were proposed throughout the event. I had the privilege to attend the lecture on animal welfare given by Jean-Paul Laforest, a professor in the university’s animal sciences department.