A watering trough (or artificial watering point) is a receptacle intended to provide drinking water to animals. They are typically intended for livestock on farms or ranches, but may also be used by wild animals, either intentionally or consequentially.
In Australia, the watering trough is established so that sheep, cattle and other farmed animals can drink, but the troughs may also attract wild animals such as kangaroos. To reduce this, some water troughs are designed to exclude these animals or reduce their use of the trough.
Watering troughs were very common in many towns and cities as a means for horses to drink while they were tethered to a post. In 1927 animal lovers, Annis and George Bills, funded the building of up to 500 watering troughs in Australia, Ireland, England and the United States. Many can still be seen today inscribed with Donated by Annis and George Bills Australia.
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