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Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin invented livestock handling devices and studied livestock behaviour and design of facilities and humane slaughter.
 
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Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin is our nation's most expert designer of humane facilities for livestock animals.
Dr. Temple Grandin
Dr. Temple Grandin's homepage - you will find information on livestock behavior, design of facilities, and humane slaughter. 
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Temple Grandin was born with autism, a condition that leaves one with the intense ability to focus on certain things in unusual ways, however, it is a condition that can also lead to isolation and introversion as well. Perhaps, it was her heightened ability to focus and her love of animals that led Temple Grandin to become a renowned animal scientist. She received her B.A. from Frankin Pierce College and her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University. In 1989, Grandin earned a Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Illinois. 

Temple Grandin invented improvements to the animal handling systems found in meat plants that decreased or eliminated the fear and pain animals experienced.

According to her website: "Dr. Temple Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and an Associate Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University... In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system that she designed for meat plants. Curved chute and race systems she has designed for cattle are used worldwide and her writings on the flight zone and other principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many people to reduce stress on their animals during handling." 

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