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Author(s)
Loeb, J.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2018, 183, 23, pp 710-712
Abstract

Head-to-body stunning is regarded as 'best practice' stunning for sheep. The benefits are loss of consciousness followed by cardiac arrest, death, prevention of animal movements post stun/kill and improved meat quality. Commercial equipment places electrodes on the head and back, which is known to...

Author(s)
Mason, A.; Tolo, E.; Hektoen, L.; Haga, H. A.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2018, 27, 4, pp 343-350
Abstract

Animals may need to be dispatched on-farm for multiple reasons such as culling of individual injured and sick animals, other reasons associated to stock management, or emergency on-farm killing for disease control. The methods used to cull small numbers of animals on farm are diverse and they may...

Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
EFSA Supporting Publications, 2018, 15, 8, pp 1453E
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of different understandings regarding the concept of "what constitutes halal" and "who determines this concept?" In practice, this equates to contemporary legal understandings vs religious understandings. The paper further aims to provide ...

Author(s)
Chandia, M.; Soon JanMei
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
British Food Journal, 2018, 120, 3, pp 714-730
Abstract

Slaughter without stunning is mainly carried out for religious slaughter purposes, but also during backyard slaughtering and by small-scale poultry producers in the United States. If animals are conscious during slaughter, the risk of suffering increases in three respects. First, robust restraint...

Author(s)
Velarde, A.; Dalmau, A.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in agricultural animal welfare: science and practice, 2018, pp 221-240
Abstract

Proper stunning is critical to obtain the goals of humane slaughter. Concerns with uniformity and adequacy of electrical stunning have produced increasing interest in alternative methods that can improve the stun as well as reduce distress, pain, and suffering for other components of the process...

Author(s)
Thaxton, Y. V.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in poultry welfare, 2018, pp 99-110
Abstract

This chapter provides a summary of the latest electrical stunning methods for poultry in relation to EU and OIE legislature concerning animal welfare at killing. These are evaluated in relation to animal welfare, effectiveness, efficiency, esthetic consideration of the operator, skill requirements, ...

Author(s)
Lambooij, B.; Hindle, V.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in poultry welfare, 2018, pp 77-98
Abstract

This book contains 17 chapters that discuss commercial poultry production systems and their main welfare challenges; the effects of hatchery practices on the welfare of poultry; rearing young birds for adaptability; electrical stunning of poultry; gas and low atmospheric pressure stunning; welfare...

Author(s)
Mench, J. A.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in poultry welfare, 2018, pp xix + 385 pp.
AbstractFull Text

These proceedings presents papers from the RSPCA Australia Animal Welfare Seminar held in Canberra, Australia last 22 February 2018. This one-day seminar outlined innovations and research on the theme "Ensuring a Humane Death for Farm Animals" and includes the following topics: humane slaughter: a...

Publisher
RSPCA Australia, Deakin West, Australia
Citation
Ensuring a Humane Death for Farm Animals, RSPCA Australia Animal Welfare Seminar 2018, 22 February 2018, Canberra, Australia, 2018, pp 22 pp.
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Animal welfare at slaughter - a level global playing field?

This chapter describes the regulatory and welfare aspects of different slaughter methods for chickens, cattle, pigs, sheep and goats.

Author(s)
Whittington, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter

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