• Funding Applications Invited

    Funding Applications Invited

    The HSA is inviting applications for this year’s Student/Trainee Dorothy Sidley Memorial Scholarships. To apply and for further information on these and other grants that the HSA offers

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  • Nominations now open

    Nominations now open

    The HSA seeks to recognise significant advances in the welfare of livestock through its 2020 Humane Slaughter Award.  Nominations for this prestigious accolade are now open

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  • 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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  • Funding Applications Invited
  • Nominations now open
  • HSA recognizes Glasgow scientist

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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