• HSA makes further award

    HSA makes further award

    £166,000 is awarded to Dr Nicola Randall at Harper Adams University to explore the possibility of improving the welfare of wild-caught fish at slaughter

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  • Report on small abattoirs

    Report on small abattoirs

    A new report on small abattoirs published this week highlights the decline of licensed abattoirs in the UK since the 1930s and the subsequent impact on animal welfare

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  • Still here to help

    Still here to help

    In these difficult and uncertain times, we are still working to protect the welfare of animals “beyond the farm gate”.  If you require technical advice or assistance, you can still contact us

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  • HSA makes further award
  • Report on small abattoirs
  • Still here to help

The Humane Slaughter Association

The HSA is an independent registered charity. It is the only UK charity concerned exclusively in promoting the humane treatment of all food animals worldwide, including cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, fish and minority species such as deer, in markets, during transport, at slaughter, and killing for welfare reasons and disease control.

It works through research, education, training and technical advances to bring real, practical and lasting improvements in food animal welfare.

Please support the HSA 

HSA’s work relies on your support. Please help us to continue our vital work by clicking on the boxes below and making a donation.

£20 will help us to fund essential research aimed at improving animal welfare beyond the farm gate

£50  enables us to provide hands on education in humane methods of handling and slaughter to improve animal welfare


You can view an introduction to the HSA and its work below.



Below you can view a video that provides information about the welfare of farmed fish at slaughter and explains how consumers can make choices to improve finfish welfare. To view this video in other languages, please see HSA Publications webpage

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