Each year Australia's summers seem to get hotter. All animals, no matter where they originate from,deserve to have access to shade and fresh water. It is heart breaking to see stock in padocks trying to find shade on 40 degree days or even on wet stormy days. Some times even seeing them at fence lines obviously trying to get to the shade in the next paddock or crowded around a single tree. So much of Australias farm land has been stripped of its natural bush to stock as many animals as possible with the thought of some farmers that they don't need shade. So why is it when you drive past a paddock with shade the cows and sheep and horses are under the trees? All animals should at least have the option of cooling down under a shady tree during searing hot days. It shouldnt take much to plant some shaded areas in paddocks or adjoining them. Demand that farmers and the government work together to aim at providing all farming stock in paddocks with sufficient shade. They must start planting now. Surely happy stock is healthy stock.