Activity – Managing Risks
Temple Grandin is a doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University. Her interest in animal welfare led her to design many innovative animal-friendly structures, including an animal corral with curved walls that reduced stress in animals.
Temple Grandin wrote about her autism and described herself as a visual thinker, making sense of ideas and concepts through pictures instead of words. This gave her the ability to recall small details and understand how animals think and see the environments around them. She continues to promote humane animal handling processes and methods.
“I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we’ve got to do it right. We’ve got to give those animals a decent life and we’ve got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect.”
- Review Dr. Grandin’s webpage.
- Use the image below, or open a full-sized version of the “Animal Handling” illustration in a new window / tab by clicking here. TIP: keep the window / tab open for reference while completing the practice quiz.
- Complete the “Managing Risks” practice quiz below. Using information from Dr. Grandin’s website, match the principles provided in the quiz questions to the points on the Animal Handling diagram.