Good-natured, patient and trusting, sheep are sociable herd animals. They have a natural lifespan of up to 20 years and studies show they are able to recognise the faces of at least 50 other individual sheep.
In Australia, sheep are bred for their wool and for slaughter. Goats are similarly bred for cashmere and mohair, as well as for slaughter. These gentle animals currently endure painful on-farm husbandry practices, and with serious welfare concerns around transport, handling and slaughter practices.