• Welfare of Pigs at Slaughter

    Welfare of Pigs at Slaughter

    Find out more about one of the current projects that the charity is undertaking to find a potentially more humane way of stunning pigs using a Low Atmospheric Pressure System (LAPS). Pig (Credit MFarish/SRUC)

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  • HSA opens applications for funding

    HSA opens applications for funding

    The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for a special Travel Award for 2019 and its Student/Trainee Dorothy Sidley Memorial Scholarships

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  • HSA annouces new research

    HSA annouces new research

    The HSA has jointly funded with the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) a new two year programme of research to determine whether Low Atmospheric Pressure Stunning (LAPS) might be a more humane way to stun pigs during commercial slaughter

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  • Welfare of Pigs at Slaughter
  • HSA opens applications for funding
  • HSA annouces new research

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.

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