• Covid-19


    Covid-19 statement from our CEO Huw Golledge

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  • HSA awards £1.93 million

    HSA awards £1.93 million

    Largest award in charity’s history for research and development to improve the welfare of fish, crustaceans and cephalopods at slaughter

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  • Opportunity to join the HSA

    Opportunity to join the HSA

    We currently have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to become the new Assistant Scientific Director of the HSA and UFAW. We are seeking a scientist or veterinarian with a keen interest in animal welfare

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  • Covid-19
  • HSA awards £1.93 million
  • Opportunity to join the HSA

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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