• HSA recognizes Glasgow scientist

    HSA recognizes Glasgow scientist

    The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has announced that Dr Dorothy McKeegan from the University of Glasgow has been awarded the 2019 Humane Slaughter Award

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  • Annual report published

    Annual report published

    HSA’s Annual Report showcases how its unique programme of research, education and advice is helping to improve farmed animal welfare around the world.  You can read more about it here

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  • Funding awarded

    Funding awarded

    The practice of non-stun slaughter, particularly of sheep, is increasing in the UK and is associated with significant welfare concerns. The HSA has awarded a grant to establish a framework for permitting “demonstration of life” to Halal certification bodies for use in UK abattoirs

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  • HSA recognizes Glasgow scientist
  • Annual report published
  • Funding awarded

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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