suffering. Mental anguish caused by physical or mental pain and discomfort. Farmed animals suffer in many ways, the very least being their confinement and the obfuscation of their natural desire for autonomy over their lives. Despite the fact it is a highly subjective concept, animal welfare pragmatically quantifies the suffering of farm animals into ‘necessary’ and ‘unnecessary’ suffering categories. Considering that they accept the consumption of animals as being morally acceptable, then mutilation, isolation, artificial insemination and slaughter all fall within their questionable definition of necessary suffering.