Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist who studies livestock behaviour, design of facilities, and humane slaughter. She designed curved chute race systems for cattle that are used worldwide and have helped many people reduce the stress on their animals during handling and humane slaughter. Reducing the amount of stress that animals experience during handling makes for better quality meat.
Today, Dr. Grandin teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design at Colorado State University and consults with the livestock industry on facility design, livestock handling, and animal welfare. She has also been featured in many magazines and newspapers for her work, has published several books, and her life story has been made into an HBO movie called “Temple Grandin”, staring Claire Danes. Some of her books include “Animals in Translation”, “Animals Make Us Human”, “Thinking in Pictures”, and “Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals”.
Dr. Temple Grandin is truly a fascinating and person. She seems very friendly too. Below is a link to her web page that was created to educate people about modern methods of livestock handling. It includes articles, pictures, and diagrams that she has made available for public use.