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Cover for Cervus elaphus (red deer)

The association of man with deer is long and close. Reindeer thriving at the end of the last glaciation were probably followed, perhaps herded, and...

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The association of man with deer is long and close. Wapiti have presumably been hunted throughout much of their range, and have been kept in...

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Cover for poultry meat

Poultry meat is a popular source of protein and there is a global market for poultry products, purchased in a range of forms that can be quickly and...

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Cover for Camelus dromedarius (dromedary camel)

Data on the importance and the real place of camel production in agricultural economy is lacking, except for in the main camel countries of...

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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...

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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
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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...

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Wiley, Oxford, UK
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EFSA Supporting Publications, 2018, 15, 8, pp 1453E
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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 ...

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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...

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

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

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

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