In recent years, the meat packing industry has been adopting more humane treatment of livestock. And that’s thanks-- in no small part-- to one woman: Temple Grandin. In her many book, she talks about applying her own experiences as a person with autism to how animals view the world. The U.S. Department of Agriculture even uses a checklist developed by Grandin to enforce better treatment.
And she’s had a film made about her life. Grandin recently spoke at the Laramie County Public Library. Wyoming Public Radio’s Melodie Edwards sat down with her and asked her, how she learned to understand the minds of animals.