Religious Slaugher – Is it an Animal Wellfare Issue? Wednesday, 2nd September, 7PM on Zoom

A talk by Vicky Bond of the Humane League.

The scientific consensus is clear that it is more humane to stun an animal prior to slaughter than not to do so. The slaughter of animals without pre-stunning is permitted in the UK despite a recommendation by the Government’s own advisory body, the Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC), that the practice should be banned. The FAWC have concluded that animals slaughtered without pre-stunning are likely to experience “very significant pain and distress” before they become unconscious.
 The EU’s Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) have stated that: “Due to the serious animal welfare
concerns associated with slaughter without stunning, pre-cut stunning should always be performed.”
 The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) have stated: “FVE is of the opinion that the practice of slaughtering animals without prior stunning is unacceptable under any circumstances”
 RSPCA, Compassion in World Farming and the British Veterinary Association all support an end to non-stun slaughter to improve animal welfare at the time of death.
 The European Court of Justice ruled in February that non-stun slaughter “fails to observe the highest animal welfare
standards” and breaks regulations on organic food which require suffering to be minimised.

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