Proponents of animals demand that all farmers are obliged to provide shade for their livestock after photos have been created of cattle that are displaced under the trees – but not everyone is convinced
- Animal advocates requesting QLD gov to make shadow for cattle obligatory
- The & # 39; Animals Need Shade & # 39; campaign was fueled when photo ?? s of the cattle surfaced in the sun
- Others are less convinced, because the photo 's of the farm animal & # 39; from the context & # 39; to be
Sophie Tanno for Daily Mail Australia
Proponents of animals argue that all farmers are obliged to provide shade for cattle in the summer.
Concern was expressed about farm animals that suffer from heat stress this month after photos of livestock that disappeared on property under small shadows.
The problem led to a group of Queenslanders campaigning Animals Need Shade & # 39; created, but not everyone is convinced of the images.
Proponents of animals argue that all farmers are obliged to provide cattle with shade in the summer (see photo)
Concern was expressed about farm animals that suffer from heat stress this month after photos of livestock that disappeared under small shadows on property (see photo)
A petition has been filed with the Government of Queensland to make changes to the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 & # 39; about what is considered to be "adequate shelter & # 39; for animals kept outside.
The petition requires that shelter be made mandatory for all farm animals.
Founder of the campaign, Morika Elek, comes from the Scenic Rim in southeastern Queensland and was motivated to take action after he had seen farmed animals in the burning summer heat without shadow.
I remember what it was like last summer in Canungra, Beaudesert and Boonah and how I could not stay in the sun for more than five minutes without feeling the burden of this shocking heat, & # 39; said Elek.
The sight of farm animals, including open air horses exposed to the extreme heat of the sun without shade or shelter, is unfortunately common throughout Queensland.
According to Dairy NZ, Fresian cows begin to experience the effects of heat stress when their body temperature reaches 68 ℉ (21 ℃) at 75% relative humidity.
The average annual temperature in many parts of Queensland is 29 ° C.
Dairy NZ says that cows can experience headaches and lethargy if they suffer from heat stroke. Their food intake and milk production can also decrease.
Responses to social media were mixed, some people praised the initiative.
One person tweette: & # 39; saw a great petition for making shadow mandatory in Australia. Living in the country I often see animals in the hot sun without shadow.
Others were less convinced, with one person pointing out that & # 39; not all & # 39; farmers leave their livestock without shadow
& # 39; Angry feeling that farmers should be told to provide shade. Some do, but many do not. Must be mandatory. & # 39;
Others were less convinced, with one person pointing out that & # 39; not all & # 39; farmers leave their livestock without shadow.
Another argued that the photo of sheep that are repressed in an area from the context & # 39; was taken.
One photo from the context sheep go to the nearest shadow, not to the most practical shadow, they are not the smartest animals, they wrote on Facebook.