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The slaughter of farmed animals: practical ways of enhancing animal welfare.

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This book contains 18 chapters that discuss welfare issues at slaughter; tradeoffs balancing livestock and poultry welfare concerns with the commercial reality of slaughter; conditioning of animals an arrival at the abattoir and their management during lairage; bruising in cattle; behavioural principles of stockmanship and abattoir facility design; review of scientific research studies on poultry stunning methods; stunning poultry with controlled atmosphere systems; stunning of pigs and sheep with electricity and carbon dioxide; captive bolt stunning of cattle and other animals; religious slaughter and how to improve welfare during both kosher and halal methods; auditing and assessing the welfare of livestock and poultry during preslaughter handling and stress; determining unconsciousness and insensibility in commercial abattoirs; the physiology of the brain and determining insensibility and unconsciousness; the importance of good preslaughter handling to improve meat quality in cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry; the use of abattoir data to provide information on the welfare of livestock and poultry on the farm and during transport and approaches to legislation and enforcement to minimize welfare issues associated with slaughter. The last chapter discusses ethical issues, including animal abuse and meat eating, ethical meat eating, the quality of life of food animals, the crime of inhumane slaughter and opinions on the use of animals as food.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction to livestock and poultry welfare at slaughter. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 5) Welfare issues at slaughter. Author(s): Cockram, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Tradeoffs balancing livestock and poultry welfare concerns with the commercial reality of slaughter. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 49) Condition of animals on arrival at the abattoir and their management during lairage. Author(s): Cockram, M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 78) The basics of bruising in cattle - what, when and how. Author(s): Edwards-Callaway, L. N. Kline, H. C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 90) Behavioural principles of stockmanship and abattoir facility design. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 111) Review of scientific research studies on poultry stunning methods. Author(s): Berg, C. Raj, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 123) Stunning poultry with controlled atmosphere systems. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 132) Stunning of pigs and sheep with electricity and CO2. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 145) Basics of captive bolt stunning of cattle and other animals. Author(s): Baier, F. Willson, D.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 159) Religious slaughter and how to improve welfare during both kosher and halal methods. Author(s): Grandin, T. Voogd, E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 175) Auditing and assessing the welfare of livestock and poultry during pre-slaughter handling and stunning. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 193) Determining unconsciousness and insensibility in commercial abattoirs. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 202) The physiology of the brain and determining insensibility and unconsciousness. Author(s): Terlo, E. M. C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 229) The importance of good pre-slaughter handling to improve meat quality in cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 245) The use of abattoir data to provide information on the welfare of livestock and poultry on the farm and during transport. Author(s): Grandin, T. Cockram, M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 279) Approaches to legislation and enforcement to minimize welfare issues associated with slaughter. Author(s): Cockram, M.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 298) Ethical issues: introduction to chapters 18a-e. Author(s): Grandin, T.

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