Marina von Keyserlingk found a way for cows to tell her what they want.
UBC animal welfare professors Dan Weary & Marina von Keyserlingk are pictured.
Dairy cows housed indoors want to break curfew and roam free, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia,...
The study measured how much work dairy cows will do to access pasture, by pushing on a weighted gate. The cows worked hard to access pasture, especially at night. As a comparison, the researchers also measured how much weight the cows would push to access their regular feed when kept indoors; cows worked just as hard to go outside as they did to access fresh feed when they were hungry.
"Our findings show cows are highly motivated to be outside," said Marina von Keyserlingk,...
The researchers said their findings support previous research that found public opinion of a good life for cattle involves outdoor grazing access.